A new Oreo-separating device is now under development. For the past few years, the popular sandwich cookie fans have been trying to separate it perfectly.
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People are trying different methods to ensure that no residue will remain from the other part of the iconic cookie sandwich. These techniques include the following:
- Gripping each end and separating them quickly.
- Use your teeth to separate the Oreo cookie.
- Twisting them slowly.
However, most of their methods failed to provide a perfect output. Because of this, MIT mechanical engineers decided to work on a device that could perfectly separate the Oreo cookie.
According to Gizmodo’s latest report, a team of mechanical engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology created the so-called “Oreometer.”
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Crystal Owens, an MIT engineer, lead the new study titled “On Oreology, the fracture and flow of ‘milk’s favorite cookie,'” which was published by the Physics of Fluids journal.
Owens even posted a YouTube video to show how their new device works.
“Our favorite twist was rotating while pulling Oreos apart from one side, as a kind of peel-and-twist, which was the most reliable for getting a very clean break,” she explained.
She added that the peeling method is less effective since it can cause the so-called adhesive failure. This means that there’s a high chance a residue will remain after you separate a thing sticking to another object.
For example, if you are trying to take a sticker out of a chair or table, the possible outcome is some parts of the sticker will remain on the desk. This will make it hard to peel off the remaining residues.
This is why they designed the new Oreometer as a device that relies on the twisting method.
How Does the Oreometer Work?
Based on the YouTube video posted by Crystal, the Oreometer offers two multi-part clamps. Each of them is specifically designed to hold the two sides of the Oreo cookie perfectly.
At the bottom, a rubber holder secures the two clamps. Each of the clamps has coin holders. You need to put five coins (the suggested number) on one side of the clamps to use this device.
This will safely twist the Oreo cookie, leaving no cream residue on the other side. You can watch the full YouTube video below to see how it actually works.
In 2018, three Oreo limited edition flavors were launched.
Meanwhile, the 2017 Oreo contest offered around $ 500,000 to whoever could come up with the best flavor idea.
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