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  1. What a cute adorable little puppy, and what mad hair. A future nutty but nice scientist for sure. Probably experimenting on kittens as we speak. (Only kidding folks). He’s lovely.

    1. “I think I should blow Alex so I can see if it tastes like Splenda.”

      Which? What you’re “blowing” … OR … it’s final result? :-)

      Btw, sometimes semen CAN taste like something fairly recently eaten or drunk. More than one time, I could taste the flavor of coffee in semen (as an example).

      1. Which? What you’re “blowing” … OR … it’s final result? :-)

        To be sure, and for the sake of academic rigor and peer review, I think I’d better taste his entire body from head to toe, and any fluids I can coax out of it.

  2. It actually has a lot more than 4 calories. It has 4000 calories!

    That being said, the fact that American law permits you to market sugar as something that’s not sugar but has “the sugary taste you love”…

    1. You can’t just say it has 4000 calories without saying what your source is for that information. That’s like saying your sweetener has no calories without proof.

      1. US marketing says “calorie” as a shorthand for the scientific unit “kilocalorie”. Unfortunately “calorie” is the legitimate base unit of “kilocalorie”. So, when a US package says 4 calories the scientific amount is 4 kilocalories (KCal). Other parts of the world do not use this misleading abbreviation.

  3. Thanks A!
    😘I know the reason why Alex’s science teacher stayed over late to help with the experiment… Because he’s sooo friggin sweet and scrumptiously adorable that’s why! That wild haired angel can do my science news any night.
    🤔Answer me this though: why is it so often nowadays they have spokespeople talk so fast, is it a time-is-money type thing or what?

    1. Ahahahah :-) Nothing better than helping a cutie out with his homework (or so they say) :-P

    1. The LGBT community said they’d have nothing to do with us, so I guess we’re all even in that case.

  4. This is a great little video for schools to more easily explain a few things that can be conceptually difficult to grasp.

    And I love that students around his age will delve into an idea or subject more than just reading what’s in their school textbook. Good for him and the future of humanity — they’re learning and passing on a great thing: discovery (i.e., science).

  5. Cute kid, but not great science.

    Quantity used is an more important measurement, since Splenda sweetens much, much more than sugar per gram. So someone may have one packet of splenda in their tea versus 5 packets or more of sugar in their tea for the same sweetness. A cup of cooking Splenda is under 100 calories, a cup of sugar has nearly 800.

    Also regarding considering less than 5 calories as 0, it is likely less nefarious than some have implied, it’s more like in a lot of products 5 calories may be within the measurable tolerance (I.e. +/- 5 cal). They are definitely using the law to their advantage in this case, but it is not a conspiracy to hide calories.

    1. All Splenda isn’t created equal. The Splenda sold at retail to us consumers is diluted to the same sweetness as sugar. Industrial users like the makers of powdered drinks, soft drinks, etc. buy Splenda that is much sweeter than what’s available in stores.

    2. 5 cal is indeed around 0.2% of one’s daily needs.
      By the way, calories are good, calories are life. Give me your calories if you don’t want them, as a skinny guy I’m always looking for caloric food, in fear of losing too much weight.
      Sadly, one can’t just live off sweet boys ;)

  6. “He’s cute though? Nothing else matters.”

    Thanks, neyt for that response — it so matches the attitude when an acceptably cute or attractive person attempts to “accomplish” something else, like play an instrument, do an athletic thing or anything else that’s presented on YouTube (for example). So many commenters are so quick to get their comment in [“He’s cute.”] and conveniently leave out the real reason [“Nothing else matters.”] they’re commenting regardless of how badly someone performed whatever it is they were attempting.

    I’m NOT saying this boy didn’t accomplish anything (because I think he did), but your comment pretty much hit the nail on the head for thousands of videos similar to this.

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