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Peanut Butter Logic

posted by doodinthemood on - last edited - Viewed by 211 users

OK this got to me at the time, but I let it slide, thinking it must be an American common knowledge thing, or some sort of fact I don't know about peanut butter, but I've been wondering about it so...

Why did eating peanut butter prevent Sam from getting a lolly into his mouth?

Do people the other side of the pond have a thing where you think peanut butter shrinks your mouth, or what? Maybe peanut butter is known to do that to dogs... Maybe it just meant his mouth was full...

I get the feeling the answer will make me look like an idiot, but I'm still wanting to know :)

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  • I honestly don't know, and I am from America! I vaguely remember hearing something about dogs and peanut butter, though.

  • Well, peanut butter sticks to the roof of your mouth, right? Dogs always have a difficult time getting peanut butter off the roof of their mouths, so you get the continuous licking, which is why Sam was doing that.

    Or, at least, that's what I think it is.

  • This puzzle introduced me to Reese's Peanut Butter Cups.
    True story.

  • The way I saw it was that the peanut butter stuck to the roof of his mouth and he was trying to lick it off and couldn't eat something else at the same time. This is hinted at when you try to use the peanut butter ball on somebody and Sam says "I'd better not, they might be one of those whiny arachibutyrophobes" (arachibutyrophobia being the phobia of getting peanut butter stuck to the roof of your mouth).

  • It's not an American thing, it's a common pet knowledge. When it comes to paste-like or sticky substances (whether in their mouths or on their fur), dogs and cats rather lick it off gradually than put any pressure on the sticky mass and eat it instantly. I have no idea why really...

  • doesn't seem that common if you're the first to mention it :p but cool, I never knew that... Sam and Max is educational.

  • @StevenR said: This is hinted at when you try to use the peanut butter ball on somebody and Sam says "I'd better not, they might be one of those whiny arachibutyrophobes"


    Or just use it on the clones themselves ;).

  • It's an old movie trick. If you want a dog to look like he's talking put peanut butter in his mouth and he'll open his mouth and try and lick it off.

  • I know that dogs have a hard time getting peanut butter off the roof of their mouth, but does it really happen to people, I have seen tv shows where people get peanut butter stuck to the roof of their mouth to the point where they cant talk properly. Im just curious is peanut butter in the US really sticky or something coz I have never had it stick to the roof of my mouth.

  • @StevenR said: The way I saw it was that the peanut butter stuck to the roof of his mouth and he was trying to lick it off and couldn't eat something else at the same time. This is hinted at when you try to use the peanut butter ball on somebody and Sam says "I'd better not, they might be one of those whiny arachibutyrophobes" (arachibutyrophobia being the phobia of getting peanut butter stuck to the roof of your mouth).

    There is an actual phobia for that? wow and i thought hippopotomonstrosusquipidaliophobia was strange(it means the fear of long words)

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