The Marshmellow Test

Submitted by: briannabloom 8 years ago in Funny

A handful of kids take The Marshmellow Test and you"ve never seen such cute willpower in your life.
There are 85 comments:
Female 198
And now I want a marshmallow.
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Female 5
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Male 24
haha leave it to the red heads to mess up
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Male 155
Hey IAB...you spelled marshmallow wrong.
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Female 111
awww that was really cute it makes me actually like kids XD
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Male 3,915
2:50 lol....fantastic...
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Male 27
It`s called "delayed gratification" and those who can master it are more successful and happy in life.
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Male 3,310
Wow, ADHD kids that can`t sit still. What a surprise. Must be Gen xer`s kids.
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Female 400
I found myself not liking the little girl who must immediately ate it with a blank look on her face.

Bleh, though. I don`t like marshmallows. :P

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Female 42
so freakin cute!
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Male 2,788
I lost my manhood

BAAAAAAAAAAAAAWWWWWW

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Male 895
that was so good. And can everyone shut up about how they were treating kids. just stfu you bunch of morons
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Female 1,401
so stinkin cute <3
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Male 17
Making a kid sit in a chair for an hour? They`d probably eat the marshmallow from sheer boredom.
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Male 111
Awr thats the most cutest thing EVAA
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Female 150
wasn`t this a study and the ones that could take it the longest turned out to do better in life, like have better grades and a better career...

interesting

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Male 10,440
[quote]"even though i find this funny and cute to some extent, i think its really bad and immoral to tease kids like that
thanks anyway for the video" [/quote]

f*ck you.

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Male 10,440
hahaha! Kids have a poor sense of economy. I would have been the kid who negotiates a deal for 3 or something...
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Female 135
"Lionhart2
Shoulda came back, given them #2 then told them another wait and they would get 4, then 8, and so on... see how many of them can hold out for the major jackpot without the heads asploding."

I was thinking the same thing.

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Female 135
Cutest torture ever.
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Male 801
All that for just 1 extra marshmellow?! They`re not even that nice 0.o if I were in that situation I would just hear the offer, eat her marshmellow and leave. And not call her back =p
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Male 463
i would be like the girl at the very end: eat the marshmallow immedietely amd leave
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Male 977
c`mon all together now...AWWWWWWW
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Male 226
"even though i find this funny and cute to some extent, i think its really bad and immoral to tease kids like that
thanks anyway for the video"

How is it teasing them? She said that they could eat it if they wanted to.

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Female 253
Delightful!
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Male 38
even though i find this funny and cute to some extent, i think its really bad and immoral to tease kids like that
thanks anyway for the video
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Male 736
funny stuff
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Male 1,666
D`aaaaaaaw
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Female 5
marshmAllow
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Female 264
AWW! So freaking cuuute! ^-^
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Male 251
Small children and hidden cameras.
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Male 1,598
lol... fat kid torture!
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Female 523
really cute! =]
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Male 1,918
I hate marshmallows now..used to like them when I was littler
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Male 1,256
Adorableness at it`s finest.
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Male 8,302
When I was a kid, we had a similar test, but it went along the lines of "And if you eat that marshmallow before I get back, I`ll beat the living crap out of you with this broomstick!!"

It worked better, PC Social Workers of the world. Just saying.

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Male 8,302
Awwwww =]

Shoulda came back, given them #2 then told them another wait and they would get 4, then 8, and so on... see how many of them can hold out for the major jackpot without the heads asploding.

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Female 1,199
Aww. XD
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Female 1,566
haha awww, that little blond boy was like MUST... NOT.. EAT IT.. BUT... NO! I bet that exact same thing would happen if you did it with adults. Maybe not with marshmallows... although marshmallows are pretty universally tasty..
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Male 976
This is called negative reinforcement and it works wonders.
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Female 901
XD that`s so cute.
But it`s sad, because, being a senior in HS, that still happenes. My French teacher gave us M&M`s, and told us not to eat them until we were done with the project. A good half of the class was sneaking them when she wasn`t looking. XD
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Male 2,372
cute!
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Male 48
It`s like dangling crack before a junkie, but the junkie will kill you for it...these kids know that if they wait a little bit they get 2 marshmallows. Therefore you let a junkie 24 hours and give him only one it will seem like 2
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Male 678
Thats so funny..... I wonder if it would work for adults.
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Female 98
Girls cant resist sugar, lol. Its adorable, they were the first to cave! I want to hug all of them. And the poor kid who literally put in in his mouth and then slapped himself was PRICELESS.
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Female 310
yeah slayer50515 i thought she was gonna do that too

the little blonde boy with the stripe icon on his shirt was so cute about it

and thats saying something for me because i really really dont like kids

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Female 650
i seen this same experiment years ago with gummy bears and i think that one was better performed.
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Male 181
This experiment was actually done as part of a study. It was determined that the kids who could delay instant gratification had a tendency to perform much better later in life and were, on average, significantly better off.

Sorry to be the buzzkill....

Marshmallow test

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Male 25
Odd. There was this article in our Assignment Notebook about this. I was making fun of it, because those stories in the notebooks are SOO Friggen histerically written. (Too many adverbs?)
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Male 988
i was expecting
"Now you can have both...
Or you can wait for me to come back and give you another one."
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Male 117
torture and torment!
waterboarding is a nothing against that!
:-)
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Female 120
Marshmallows are kinda gross.
I`d only eat it if it was roasted.
yummy!
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Female 1,006
@britt566 -- No way, that little girl was the smart one. She didn`t sit there through 5 minutes of torture just for a second marshmallow. The lady was like "you can eat it now or wait..." and she was the only one who was like "Screw you. My mom has more at home. NOM!"
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Male 5,314
this is sooo fake. not one of them picked their nose.

also, those two little girls were like babies, like 2 or 3 years old, then didnt even know what was going on.

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Female 778
my day has sucked, but i feel better now. ^_^
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Male 1,403
thats so cute.
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Male 1,148
awwww poor kids :P I know there pain xD
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Male 371
kids sniff them like its crack
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Female 2,289
I hate it when that little kid already started eating before the lady even left. like WTF.

I hate kids.

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Female 272
LOL @ the kid who didn`t even wait til the lady was out of the room to chow down!

The twins were adorable, but I was totally rooting for the one boy who made it the whole way :)

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Female 15,763
Ha, I did that when I was younger! I totally passed every time. 8-)
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Male 47
this makes me hate little kids even more.

annoying little F`ckerS!

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Female 6
Soooo cute!
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Female 3,828
awwww that must be what its like to be a dog and see your owner eat like a huge amount of food right in front of your face.

really cute. awesome post!!

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Male 9,305
That was adorable.
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Female 587
i actually saw the same test video when i was in 8th grade, it might have been different kids though
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Female 1,784
super cuteness!!
great post!
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Male 1,929
I was suprised that only one kid ate it. Very suprised.
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Female 168
duffytoler, it`s a study. Probably on how kids handle instant gratification vs. prolonged rewards. But I get the feeling that "study" isn`t a concept you`re familiar with.

With that aside, those kids were so cute. Especially the one who smacked himself for trying.

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Female 410
Hahaha... the ginger ate it! Adding to my experience that every ginger I have ever known has had ADD.
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Male 38
Duffy, you can have my marshmallow. (quick...while he`s eating it RUN!!!!!)
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Male 1,347
Man if i was one of the twins I`d have stolen the one on my brothers plate then defended mine.
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Male 1,718
Aww thats amaze. Its like Darren Brow
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Male 394
That elevator music is tormenting me. I want to gut the Republican Apple pie dratholes that made this, then make them eat their own intestines while I skulldrat them. Bunch of self-righteous losers who think themselves far more intelligent than they actually are.

I HATE ELEVATOR MUSIC!

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Male 1,383
It`s spelt marshmallow, not marshmellow IAB! :P

Poor kids, I mean it depends how long you`re waiting for but for two marshmallows there might not be that much point.

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Female 207
Am I the only one that was going, "DON`T DO IT DUDE D8!!!" when the first little boy was about to eat the first marshmallow?

Also - duffytoler, there`s a reason why this was performed on children and not forty year olds and I think you just proved why. Looks like the kids have a bigger grasp on control then you.

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Male 5,194
I would jump up on the table, pull my pants down and take a huge crap on the marshmellow. When the grownup came back, I would swear at her and kick her and call her a saddistic control-freak. Because that`s what she is. This isn`t "cute", this isn`t proving anything that wasn`t previously known - this is just to torment someone.
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Female 1,001
I would have eaten it, I have no will power when it comes to marshmallows...
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Male 4,680
Twenty minutes for a damn marshmallow? Might as well just eat the first one.
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Male 169
That is freakin` precious... poor kids. lol
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Male 2,855
scientific studies, as dumb as this one, can serve to entice children to empty rooms. pedophiles, take notes.
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Male 528
No... any good trekkie know they`re marshmelons!
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Female 3,726
Isn`t it marshmallow?
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Female 139
Link: The Marshmellow Test [Rate Link] - A handful of kids take The Marshmellow Test and you`ve never seen such cute willpower in your life.
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