I have been fortunate enough to work with the MGH BioMEMS Lab on several occasions photographing some of their devices. They work at the cellular level filtering blood, curing diseases.
Last week I got a call from them for something different.
“Ken, President Savlin (President of MGH) will be in a pie eating contest tomorrow. He wants to win. His wife doesn’t want him to eat a lot of pie.”
“Where do I come in?” I replied.
“We need proof that the proper ingredients are in each pie.”
Proof? Now I was intrigued. “OK, I’ll be there in 2 hours.”
The lab decided to make the president tiny pies.
After a lot of trial and error the found that the best size for the pies would be 1.2mm in groups of 100.
The plan would be to make a grid of 1600 pies that the president could eat in one minute, winning the contest. The rules say there had to be the following ingredients: pie crust /graham crackers, pie filling/ chocolate and whip cream.
They are all in there.
Needless to say, President Savlin won by a landslide.