NCBI ROFL: Science proves women do have better taste.

By ncbi rofl | August 12, 2010 8:00 am

ice creamIce cream preference: gender differences in taste and quality.

69 college women showed a preference for expensive ice cream while 53 college men preferred the less expensive ice cream. Analysis indicates the taste for more expensive ice cream is linked to gender, but it is not clear whether this is learned or not.

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Photo: flickr/adobemac

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  • James

    Haha, nice sample size. Seriously, why even post something like this? Science didn’t prove anything because there was no science involved in the first place.

  • Brad H

    A pretty poor starting hypothesis that more more expensive equates to better quality.

  • Amos Zeeberg (Discover Web Editor)

    I wonder about the stats here: 69 women out of how many–69? Or some fraction of 69 out of 69? (No, this is not just an excuse to keep typing that number.) Same with the men.

  • http://Untitledvanityproject.blogspot.com Rhacodactylus

    I’m not sure why the “ROFL” in the title didn’t tip you guys off, but I think this is all sort of tongue in cheek, not a mandate for action.

  • http://math-frolic.blogspot.com “Shecky Riemann”

    Hey! how do I get to be a participant in this study???

  • Stanley H. Tweedle

    This “study” is a load of sexist garbage!

    Just because THOSE putas chose the more expensive ice cream it doesn’t mean that they have better tastes!

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