Scientists Attempt to Classify Different Types of Candy to Help Explain Taxonomy

The Brain Scoop host Emily Graslie assembled a team of scientists to attempt to classify different types of candy to help explain taxonomy. Each scientist seems to take a different approach to how the candy should be classified based on things like their size, shape, contents, and even color.

This experiment in classification can be used with anything from pasta, to cell phones, beverages, cereals… seriously, start asking your friends and family if they think Pepsi and Coca-Cola are synonymous species, or similar via convergent evolution, and you’re sure to have a lively Tuesday night.