20 February, 2011


Serendipity corner

As I write, I am listening to a programme on the steam wireless about the The Stanford marshmallow experiment, in which small children are tested on their ability to forgo instant gratification in exchange for later profit. The tests are interesting because of the extent to which the results correlate in follow-up longitudinal studies with the subsequent success of the child as an adolescent and adult.

Googling 'marshmallow', I found what is clearly the adult equivalent, at least for us male heterosexual subjects. Presenting the marshmallow bra:

It is left as an exercise for the reader to determine what the delayed reward should be.

Answers on a picture postcard please...

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