Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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Campbell's Primordial Soup Mix

Just add water.
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Chock full of amino acids as well as their building blocks, Campbell's Primordial Soup Kit contains everything your young scientist needs to grow, or if they choose, to play with their food and try to create life per Dr. Miller's 1953 experiment.

Serving instructions: pour in 1/2 cup of water. Microwave with included tinfoil wrapper to induce electric current. Stir, and serve. Best at 40 degrees C.

RayfordSteele, Sep 04 2004

Baked soup? http://stuff.mit.ed...ermish/Mail/inbox/7
[robinism, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

It's what's for lunch ... http://www.geocitie...frank/Musings37.htm
... in the 4.5 meals a day plan, too. Yum. Extra-chunky. [jutta, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

The can isn't big enough... http://knol.google....sis/131braj0vi27a/5
According to these calculations, you need ten trillion metric tons or so.... [Vernon, Jun 04 2011]


       Ouch, I burned my tongue.
Machiavelli, Sep 04 2004

       As long as the end result of the evolution of that soup is a sexy female anthropoid mammal, all is well. How long do you stir it to get there?
django, Sep 04 2004

       Small nit: Wouldn't Campbell just call it "Campbell's Primordial Soup", in spite of it being condensed? To me, a "mix" is powder.
jutta, Sep 04 2004

       Yeah, it was in transition while writing, which I'll change once I pick up the pieces. The condensed soup slant was appealing, but I wanted to leave room for other possibly necessary tidbits, like a methane tank or electric pack of some kind when I did the title. Adding the microwave to achieve it was a last-minute brain-zap.   

       Cool, I don't mind sharing puns with the mit crew.
RayfordSteele, Sep 05 2004

       The pun is strained and children would bore within 5 minutes. [-]
Voice, Jun 04 2011


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