Giant Gummy Bear #WCYDWT ?

What questions come to mind? Maybe it’s because it’s the day before spring break, but I’m having trouble coming up with good stuff. Is this worthy of the #wcydwt tag?

from http://www.boingboing.net/2011/04/15/worlds-largest-gummi.html

Features & specs:

  • Dimensions: 9.5″ x 5.5″ x 3.5″
  • Equivalent to 1400 regular-size gummy bears
  • Weighs approximately 5 pounds
  • 12,600 calories!

From: http://www.vat19.com/dvds/worlds-largest-gummy-bear.cfm

The best question I have is “How tall must a normal gummy bear be?”  This question would get to the idea that the original might be 11.2 (the cube root of 1400) times smaller than the large one. This would put the height of the original gummy bear at 9.5″/11.2 ~ 7/8″ of an inch tall. Or do you not tell them the height of the large gummy bear and have them measure a small one and extrapolate?

P.S. Other similar foodstuff: World’s largest gummy worm http://www.vat19.com/dvds/worlds-largest-gummy-worm.cfm

Update: John Scammell blogs about his Giant Gummy Bear experience (great stuff): http://thescamdog.wordpress.com/2011/04/21/the-giant-gummy-bear/

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