Question for maths intensive people

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How often do you eat chocolate per week?

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    Votes: 8 33.3%
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    Votes: 5 20.8%
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    Votes: 4 16.7%
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    Votes: 3 12.5%
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    Votes: 2 8.3%
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    Votes: 2 8.3%

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Such as students or teachers of maths, physics or computer science.....

How often do you eat chocolate?
 

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How often do you eat chocolate?
Once. Once a day, once a week, once a month, once a year and once in a lifetime.
 
About once every 5 months.
 
JasonRox
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About once a month.
 
Gokul43201
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Once.

Once a week, I sit down and eat chocolate for 6 1/2 days straight, then I spend 12 hours evaluating quasirandomly selected hypergeometric functions at integer abscissae.
 
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Is he afraid us non-math-intensive people will skew the results in a different direction?
 
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Ah ah, I know what you mean. I noticed those free chocolate cookies they give to make people come to the seminars. You are really asking how many seminars we attend per week.
 
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Will there be another poll, for non-maths intensive people, just to see if the results are the same?
 
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I rarely eat chocolate: a few times a year maybe.
 
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Is he afraid us non-math-intensive people will skew the results in a different direction?
Will there be another poll, for non-maths intensive people, just to see if the results are the same?
It's just that I see many maths acadmics buying choclate or lollies from the machine. Wondering if it's common to for such behaviour as doing maths is intensive to the brain. Choclate probably helps in some way to relax the brain or even prepare it for intensive work. However the polls aren't suggesting it's essential.
 
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I voted five, but I only eat chocolate a few times a week. It's nice to have some sugar when you're stuck on a problem...
 
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Considering that our secretaries had a GIANT (about 12" x 18" x 1/2" thick) candy bar getting slowly devoured in the main office all week, I don't think chocolate is something only mathematicians run to for a mid-afternoon boost.
 
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What's chocolate? ;)

But honestly, I don't think mathematicians are the only ones who try to (or not to) get their chocolate fix every once in awhile.

I don't really eat chocolate all that often anymore, maybe once every two weeks when I used to eat once or twice a week in the past.
 
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Unfortunately, chocolate like having a meal at KFC has diminishing effects.
 
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Unfortunately, chocolate like having a meal at KFC has diminishing effects.
Hold on. Is not dark (85%+) chocolate a good aphrodisiac ?
 
AhmedEzz
after doing alot of maths and problem-solving, a raisin' chocolate never fails me.
 
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after doing alot of maths and problem-solving, a raisin' chocolate never fails me.
I find that chocolate is more essential before doing mathematical things or after doing some unsuccessful maths. When you are doing successful maths, your brains produce their own stimulus which is much better then chocolate.
 

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