Trivia

Hard

Which Snack Food’s Shape Was Modeled Using Super Computers?

Twinkies
Pringles
Oreos
Twizzlers

Answer: Pringles

Pringles potato chips just might be the geekiest snack food around. The saddle shape of the popular chip is known as a hyperbolic paraboloid–a shape more routinely found in satellite dishes and astronomical mirrors than food. Crafting a chip into such a shape was the clever idea of chemist Frederic Baur, who had been tasked by Procter & Gamble to build the potato chip of tomorrow.

Over the years the shape was further refined and Procter & Gamble even employed a super computer to help crunch the numbers on the curvature of Pringles. Those calculations helped design a better Pringle chip that would hug the factory machines more aerodynamically and slip into the iconic Pringles cans with less breakage.

That attention to detail clearly pays off; more than 1.4 billion dollars worth of Pringles are sold each year.

Trivia

Very Hard

Which 1980s Film Was Criticized As Being A Feature Length Commercial?

Trivia

Hard

Thanks To A Shipping Container Accident, Residents Of Cornwall England Find Thousands Of What On Their Beaches?

Trivia

Easy

Which Of These Iconic 1980s Movies Theme Song Triggered A Lawsuit?

Trivia

Hard

Pandora’s Box Wasn’t A Box At All But A?

Trivia

Hard

What Did You Have To Defeat In The Super Secret Level Of Nintendo’s Hit Star Fox?

Trivia

Hard

Which Creature Cannot Survive In A Micro Gravity Environment?

Trivia

Easy

The Largest Single Source Of Dust Pollution In The United States Is A?

Trivia

Hard

What Popular Online Reference Tool Predates The First Web Browser?

Trivia

Hard

The Best Known Example Of A Lazarus Taxon (A Species Believed Extinct But Not) Is The?

Trivia

Hard

The First U.S. Federal Official To Be Sworn In On An Ebook Reader Was?