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(NPR)   Scientists say there might be an evolutionary reason why you don't want to eat a bright blue chicken. Photographer sets out to see if it's true   ( divider line
    More: Interesting, Evolutionary Logic, So Strange, food dyes, health advocacy, chickens, photographers, Skittles  
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2014-04-16 08:40:48 PM  
5 votes:
That chicken doesn't look appetizing because it's raw and coated in paint.
2014-04-17 12:19:08 AM  
3 votes:

lewismarktwo: Food additives?  No, if anything it's because brightly colored things in nature are often poisonous.

2014-04-16 11:42:15 PM  
3 votes:
Not painted:
2014-04-17 02:49:35 AM  
2 votes:
2014-04-17 12:41:02 AM  
2 votes:
2014-04-17 12:09:31 AM  
2 votes:
Food additives?  No, if anything it's because brightly colored things in nature are often poisonous.
2014-04-16 11:37:34 PM  
2 votes:
Blue food?
2014-04-16 09:51:19 PM  
2 votes:
♫ I like the enchiladas and the teriyaki too
I even like the chicken
if the sauce is not too blue ♫

/Oh yeah!
2014-04-17 09:11:57 AM  
1 vote:
Dang, I just realized- It's the Uncanny Valley of food. Meticulously carve a chicken out of silly putty and it will have the exact same gross-out.
2014-04-17 09:09:13 AM  
1 vote:
The cereal floating in paint got me. Euugh. No, that is not 'yellow milk'. If I pour cereal into a bowl of liquid and it has that much buoyancy, I'm throwing it down the drain no matter what color it is.

I seriously don't think color is as much of a factor as the "artist" is saying. As with everyone else in here, the viscous texture + odd color means it's FARKING PAINT. Fudge is not normally blue, ketchup is not normally purple, chicken does not have a perfectly uniform coloration, milk does not have that kind of density. But paint does match those properties, so when your brain goes to identify wtf you're looking at, it's going to grab those known parameters and tell you that you're not looking at food.
2014-04-17 02:48:12 AM  
1 vote:

Why!? Why would we be pre-programmed to avoid blue food?  That pretty blue frog posted up thread sure looked tasty to me.

/for all you pendantic farkers, that's some kind of citrus that was treated with some fungi on both sides, the right side got a penicillin injection.
//pedantic farkers is redundant
2014-04-17 12:42:12 AM  
1 vote:
Green tea ice cream is awesome. My problem is finding it around here.
2014-04-17 12:02:11 AM  
1 vote:
The food doesn't look unappetizing because it's colored, it looks unappetizing because the colors aren't even real colors and it doesn't look like food.

For instance, cereal in orange juice or lemonade wont look unappetizing, even though it's bright orange or yellow. That "milk" looks like paint, that's why it looks disgusting.

The chicken looks like it's wearing a rubber suit, not like someone crushed up blueberries and rubbed it all over the skin of the chicken.

The purple hot fudge looks like someone dripped paint on pistachio ice cream. Check out the maraschino cherries. They are artificially dyed. Look at how reflective they are when compared to the paint. They aren't a perfect mirror like that purple paint is. Here's a fake purple food:

It doesn't look nearly as un-appetizing as the paint on the ice cream, even though it's purple. That's because it's still ketchup, and ketchup looks like food, not like paint.
2014-04-16 11:56:29 PM  
1 vote:
Was that a bunch of pseudoscience masquerading as art?
2014-04-16 11:48:01 PM  
1 vote:
Are you saying all the fanboy lust after Mystique is misplaced?
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