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Tuesday, 9 November 2010

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Filling or not filling? That is the question

New Research from the Bread School of Bredbury has shown that people prefer sandwiches with a filling, rather than plain bread.

More controversially, it doesn't matter what the filling is, from Corned Beef and Piccalilli to Egg Mayonnaise or Prawn and Chicken.

"We initially did the test as an exercise in statistics collection for the Bayesian Statistics course," said study leader Sam Wedge. "However, we felt the results were so heavily weighted in sandwich filling's favour that we had to do a broader study to confirm it."

The original study saw the Bayesian Statistics group standing near the school cafeteria offering free sandwiches either with or without filling.

"All the fillings went first," said Wedge. "We were left with a big plate of bread, and an annoying memo from the catering department that saw sales go down that day."

With such a bias, they had to rule out factors such as students eating anything that is free, so the group approached Hinse, makers of sandwich fillings, so fund a larger study, which they were only to eager to do.

"We took the streets of Bredbury," said Wedge, "and tried again with the local populace. Most people were very accommodating, except for the manager of Slice of Life, the local sandwich shop, who didn't like our study at all. He told us we didn't need to do a study to find out the bleeding obvious."

However, the results were conclusive, although this time the unfilled French stick went quickly it was the only unfilled sandwich that was taken until all of the filled sandwiches went.

"Somebody even took a plain cheese," said Wedge. "That really surprised me. I was expecting that to not go at all."

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