Ingredients

  • Twinkies are very poor electricity conductors. It has been playfully suggested that Twinkies be used to move fallen power lines and electrically isolate rooms because of their resistance to electricity. shopping list
  • *If you takes a creamy piece of Twinkie and run 110 volts of electricity through it, what will happen in about five or ten minutes? The filling will liquefy and bubble. However, it has been maintained that the Twinkie is still edible at this point, but only if you disconnect the cake from the power source first! shopping list
  • *What happens to a Twinkie that is dropped from a six-story building? Surprisingly, the Twinkie is little changed from its free fall. Gouge and Stadler, the college students who performed the Twinkie experiments, suggest that in a pinch it would theoretically be plausible to survive a six-story plunge by padding yourself with Twinkies, but they strongly discourage such an act. shopping list
  • *How long does it take for a Twinkie to turn partially black in a microwave on High? Between one and two minutes. There are many ways to eat Twinkies besides eating them straight from the cellophane, including making strawberry Twinkie jubilee, Twinkie kebabs, or deep-frying them, but prolonged heating in the microwave just isn’t one of them. shopping list
  • *If you heat a Twinkie in the microwave until smoke billows from the machine, what will the texture of the Twinkie be when it is removed from said environment? Hard. Besides which, the cream will turn brown, congealing into a hard, stringy substance. Plus, the Twinkie will smell like burnt marshmallow. Unappealing to the extreme. shopping list

How to make it

  • *If you touch a match to a Twinkie, will it burst into flame? No. Twinkies are hypothesized to contain too much moisture. Only the part of the cake in direct contact with the flame will burn, turning black.
  • *If you douse a Twinkie in rubbing alcohol then set it on fire, what color will the flame be for the first minute or so? Blue. First of all, flame is only green when chemicals like Boric acid are involved. Remember, it’s actually the alcohol burning for the first minute or so, not the Twinkie. It’s only after the alcohol is burned away that the Twinkie catches fire and the flame changes to orange.
  • *If you place a Twinkie in a glass of water, how long does it take for the cake to double in size? It happens almost immediately. Just remember, there’s not a whole lot there in a Twinkie. There’s plenty of room for water to be absorbed.
  • *If you place a Twinkie in a glass of water, what color will the water be after 24 hours? Brown. Don’t ask me what the brown is because, frankly, it looks disgusting and I don’t even want to know what it is. It’s probably all the preservatives and artificial colorings.
  • *What percentage of a Twinkie is merely air? 68%. Can you believe it? Most of what you’re eating in a Twinkie isn’t even solid! And after all this here’s the million-dollar question: Should Twinkies truly be categorized as food? Anyway, I hope you enjoyed these facts. The experiment results were taken from Christopher Scott Gouge and Todd William Stadler’s excellent web page: http://www.twinkiesproject.com/. I have never tried any of the experiments myself, but I am thinking about it!
  • LONG LIVE TWINKIES!
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  • amystar1 5 years ago
    If a twinkie is 68% air than that means lower calories! Twinkie binge!
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    trigger ate it and said...
    Twinkie, Twinkie little star how I wonder what you are...lol
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  • mango 6 years ago
    Funny!!
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  • knoxcop 6 years ago
    Twinkie, Twinkie, little star...how we wonder what you are! LOL Great post! --Kn0x--
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    elgab89 ate it and said...
    I had so much fun reading it! Great recipe!
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    lanacountry ate it and said...
    I have another little known fact..when you are
    on a very restricted diet (like me)..Twinkies prolly have less than 50 calories each..No carbs..
    no sugar or fat..
    It is also a little known fact that MOST people can stop after eating 4 or 5!! :) :()
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    lanacountry ate it and said...
    AMAZING facts..now I bet I could even get hot
    things out the oven with twinkie mits..maybe they don't conduct HEAT either? I will have JB try it and let you know! :()
    55555..love this one!!
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    wynnebaer ate it and said...
    Love stuff like this...Thanks...:)
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    chefelaine ate it and said...
    Hahahah!! Archie Bunker would love to read this, no doubt!!!! Priceless!! FIVE!! :+D
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    lura ate it and said...
    Hey there Tip! I had no idea... Great job. :)
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    jett2whit ate it and said...
    Gee Wally - How does dad always know when we do something wrong? This is too much fun! I added this to the food trivia group. Come join us!
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    pinkpasta ate it and said...
    LOL!!!
    I SO love this!!!
    ^5 for the laugh! :O
    Debbie~
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    momo_55grandma ate it and said...
    What a twinkie revelation high5
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