aprilhenry (aprilhenry) wrote,

Maybe I just need a cooler name?

LiveScience reports, "In a new study, 186 four-year-olds were given regular carrots and, on other lunch days, they were given the same vegetables renamed X-ray Vision Carrots. On the latter days, they ate nearly twice as many.

""Cool names can make for cool foods," says lead author Brian Wansink of Cornell University. "Whether it be 'power peas' or 'dinosaur broccoli trees,' giving a food a fun name makes kids think it will be more fun to eat. And it seems to keep working - even the next day," Wansink said.

"Similar results have been found with adults. A restaurant study showed that when the Seafood Filet was changed to Succulent Italian Seafood Filet, sales increased 28 percent and taste rating increased by 12 percent."

So maybe I just need a cooler name! I remember when John Mellencamp was John Cougar. It must have been the same thinking. Then he became John Cougar Mellencamp. Then just John Mellencamp.

So maybe I should be April Amazing. Or April Scares Your Pants Off. [Hm, that sounds vaguely naughty.]

Your nominations for my new name welcome.

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