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At the local university, the average student snacks 5 times a day thanks to a statistical outlier involving Harsha Ramirez, a Biochem grad student preparing for finals, who snacks 30 times a day.
“I started off by rewarding myself for every practice problem I got right. The other day, I got on a roll and before I knew it I blew through a whole case of gummy bears,” reported Ramirez.
This was a significant change in Ramirez’s proposed agenda.
Ramirez’s original itinerary was as follows:
- 15 hours of studying time
- 5 minute snack breaks every 30 minutes
- 1 hour for screaming into the abyss
Ramirez’s changed itinerary is as follows:
- 15 hours of snacking time
- 5 minute study breaks every 30 minutes
- 20 minutes of wallowing in self pity while munching on tater tots.
Much like his student loans, the snacks kept accumulating as midterms turned to finals, and Ramirez eventually consumed enough coffee packets to feed a small country.
When probed on this snacking phenomenon, his thesis advisor Dr. Henry said that he’s planning to get Ramirez an appointment with a nutritionist.