Have you heard that Oreos are as addictive as cocaine?
A new study from Connecticut College shows that laboratory rats found Oreos to be pretty delicious. The college's research concluded that the cookies "activated more neurons in the rat brain's pleasure center than drugs such as cocaine", according to Time.
The study placed rats in a maze where they were given the choice of hanging out near rice cakes or Oreos. Not surprising, the rats chose the cookies. Those results were compared to another test where rats were given the choice of staying close to an area of a maze where they were injected with saline, or another corner where they got a shot of cocaine or morphine. The rats chose the cocaine side.
The result of this study? That rats like sugar and cocaine much like people (duh)...and that people do a lot of f**ked up studies with rats.
Of course, Team Coco had to weigh in on this valuable research, which made every national news program (apparently because the Panda Cam at the National Zoo is still shut down until tomorrow and this sequestration thing is getting old).
Conan O'Brien found a remake of the classic film Scarface, in which one Tony Montana buys Miami, gets a little too enamored with cocaine, and has bad, bad things happen to him and everyone around him. In this reworked edition of the classic that gave us the line, "say hello to my little friend", cocaine has been replaced with (you guessed it)....Oreos.
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Unfortunately, Cookie Monster, who was recast in the role made famous by Al Pacino, had to back out at the last minute due to a court-appointed rehab stint. Turns out those cookies are addictive, after all.