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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Time fears the pyramids — and Twinkies Republican American

Time fears the pyramids — and Twinkies 

Associated Press

BLUE HILL, Maine — In a glass box in a private school in Maine sits a 40-year-old chemistry experiment still going strong: A decades-old Twinkie.

The experiment started in 1976 when Roger Bennatti was teaching a lesson to his high school chemistry class on food additives and shelf life.

After a student wondered about the shelf life of the snack, Bennatti sent students to the store with some money. When they returned, Bennatti ate one of the two Twinkies in the package and placed the other on the blackboard.

Bennatti has since retired, but the snack now resides in the office of George Stevens Academy's Dean of Students Libby Rosemeier.

Rosemeier said she isn't sure who will inherit the Twinkie when she retires.

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