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Stout Cheerios

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This idea is for a breakfast cereal such as Cheerios. It should come in two forms which are mixed up in the box - smaller dense high-fibre dark brown Cheerios, and larger, low-density creamy-coloured Cheerios. When these are poured into a bowl and gently shaken, the larger, low-density ones will move to the top of the bowl (the "Brazil nut effect" - see link), giving the appearance (you're using a transparent bowl, right?) of a Guinnessy dark brown bowl of cereals with a rich creamy head.
hippo, Mar 11 2005

(?) Guinness & Cornflakes Guinness_20_26_20Cornflakes
Inspired by... [hippo, Mar 11 2005]

The Brazil Nut Effect http://www.findarti..._20_160/ai_80747803
The "Brazil Nut Effect" is a hot topic in the study of the physics involved in mixing different sized particles. It originates from the way in which shaking a box of muesli will cause the Brazil nuts to rise to the top. The explanations are very interesting. It looks like particle size is much more important than weight. [hippo, Mar 11 2005]

(?) Guinness bubbles http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/4541606/
[po, Mar 11 2005]

The Brazil Nut Effect http://www.seed.slb...b/brazilnut/res.htm
Simple experiments, with pictures [hippo, Mar 11 2005]

Pornographic breakfast cereal Pornographic_20breakfast_20cereal
[hippo, Mar 11 2005]

croissant E.T. http://www.crystalh...ills/ET/et_bike.jpg
[FarmerJohn, Mar 11 2005]

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       You need to eat them out of a tall glass bowl. With a harp of the side.
wagster, Mar 11 2005
  

       bubbles that go downwards or is that asking too much?
po, Mar 11 2005
  

       Use black milk, to heighten the effect.
calum, Mar 11 2005
  

       Chocolate milk on a beer-colored breakfast cereal?! All I need now is a carton of cigarettes and some pornography and I'll be in hedonistic, over-consumption heaven (drool) [+]
contracts, Mar 11 2005
  

       [po] great link. How come I never get research projects like that?
AbsintheWithoutLeave, Mar 11 2005
  

       [contracts] - see link.
hippo, Mar 11 2005
  

       A patriotic pre- paddies day bun. [+]
etherman, Mar 11 2005
  

       On the subject of one thing looking like another, when tilting the head to the left while looking at the inside of the half croissant above, I see E.T. in a hood as in the link.
FarmerJohn, Mar 11 2005
  

       It's at times like this, when you are reading through the 0.5b and come across a link to 'The Brazil Nut Effect' on an idea about a stout emulating breakfast cereal that you come to a full appreciation and realisation of the quality and purpose of baking. I'm telling you guys because nobody else would understand.   

       <sniff!> thanks guys. it's emotional.
zen_tom, Mar 11 2005
  

       What [zen_tom] said, and oh yes, I have had my cheerios in a bowl with Guiness over them before, and it's really quite good. Which is what I thought this would be all about.   

       I believe there is a similar phenomena that contributes to dirt roads developing into that regular washboard pattern that makes them so entertaining to drive on.
normzone, Mar 11 2005
  

       Mmm...Beerios...Good with a nice heavy stout. Nasty with pilsner.
Freefall, Mar 11 2005
  

       I love Guinness but hate Cheerios. But this is such a creative idea I have to bun it.
Machiavelli, Mar 11 2005
  

       FJ's link: TEARS OF LAUGHTER!
DesertFox, Mar 11 2005
  

       What does stout have to do with this idea? Some of my ancestors where Stouts.
BJS, Dec 06 2007
  

       Stout - you know, as in beer, like Guinness: A rich, creamy head on top of a dark beery liquid.
hippo, Dec 06 2007
  

       No, I didn't know.
BJS, Dec 06 2007
  
      
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