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Date: 09/17/09 09:03 AM

85 Responses to The Marshmellow Test

  1. Profile photo of briannabloom
    briannabloom Female 13-17
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    September 17, 2009 at 8:52 am
    Link: The Marshmellow Test - A handful of kids take The Marshmellow Test and you`ve never seen such cute willpower in your life.
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    lostinkorea Female 30-39
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    September 17, 2009 at 9:38 am
    Isn`t it marshmallow?
  3. Profile photo of eladrelkce
    eladrelkce Male 30-39
    528 posts
    September 17, 2009 at 9:42 am
    No... any good trekkie know they`re marshmelons!
  4. Profile photo of Quackor
    Quackor Male 18-29
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    September 17, 2009 at 9:42 am
    scientific studies, as dumb as this one, can serve to entice children to empty rooms. pedophiles, take notes.
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    chrisfalcon Male 18-29
    169 posts
    September 17, 2009 at 9:56 am
    That is freakin` precious... poor kids. lol
  6. Profile photo of gorgack2000
    gorgack2000 Male 13-17
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    September 17, 2009 at 10:02 am
    Twenty minutes for a damn marshmallow? Might as well just eat the first one.
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    Tinkerbellio Female 18-29
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    September 17, 2009 at 10:10 am
    I would have eaten it, I have no will power when it comes to marshmallows...
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    duffytoler Male 40-49
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    September 17, 2009 at 10:17 am
    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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    MeowYinn Female 18-29
    207 posts
    September 17, 2009 at 10:42 am
    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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    Trizz Male 18-29
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    September 17, 2009 at 10:45 am
    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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    yarrrpirate Male 18-29
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    September 17, 2009 at 10:45 am
    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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    Frogtango Male 13-17
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    September 17, 2009 at 10:46 am
    Aww thats amaze. Its like Darren Brow
  13. Profile photo of Asspenny
    Asspenny Male 18-29
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    September 17, 2009 at 11:06 am
    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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    usmarine0400 Male 18-29
    38 posts
    September 17, 2009 at 11:09 am
    Duffy, you can have my marshmallow. (quick...while he`s eating it RUN!!!!!)
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    IslandLotus Female 18-29
    410 posts
    September 17, 2009 at 11:21 am
    Hahaha... the ginger ate it! Adding to my experience that every ginger I have ever known has had ADD.
  16. Profile photo of apeirophobia
    apeirophobia Female 18-29
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    September 17, 2009 at 11:22 am
    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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    TopperHey Male 18-29
    1930 posts
    September 17, 2009 at 11:34 am
    I was suprised that only one kid ate it. Very suprised.
  18. Profile photo of Lorah
    Lorah Female 18-29
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    September 17, 2009 at 11:55 am
    super cuteness!!
    great post!
  19. Profile photo of tiggerwitch1
    tiggerwitch1 Female 18-29
    587 posts
    September 17, 2009 at 12:10 pm
    i actually saw the same test video when i was in 8th grade, it might have been different kids though
  20. Profile photo of Nidonemo
    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    September 17, 2009 at 12:14 pm
    That was adorable.
  21. Profile photo of xxPinkxx
    xxPinkxx Female 18-29
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    September 17, 2009 at 12:40 pm
    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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    sparkles03 Female 18-29
    6 posts
    September 17, 2009 at 12:54 pm
    Soooo cute!
  23. Profile photo of v10monster
    v10monster Male 18-29
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    September 17, 2009 at 12:55 pm
    this makes me hate little kids even more.

    annoying little F`ckerS!

  24. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    September 17, 2009 at 1:01 pm
    Ha, I did that when I was younger! I totally passed every time. 8-)
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    lightbluenym Female 18-29
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    September 17, 2009 at 1:08 pm
    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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    britt566 Female 18-29
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    September 17, 2009 at 1:19 pm
    I hate it when that little kid already started eating before the lady even left. like WTF.

    I hate kids.

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    Finwicket Male 18-29
    371 posts
    September 17, 2009 at 1:21 pm
    kids sniff them like its crack
  28. Profile photo of The-Sentinel
    The-Sentinel Male 18-29
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    September 17, 2009 at 1:21 pm
    awwww poor kids :P I know there pain xD
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    nonamewillfi Male 13-17
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    September 17, 2009 at 1:22 pm
    thats so cute.
  30. Profile photo of punkipenguin
    punkipenguin Female 18-29
    778 posts
    September 17, 2009 at 1:38 pm
    my day has sucked, but i feel better now. ^_^
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    ScottSerious Male 18-29
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    September 17, 2009 at 1:48 pm
    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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    akijade Female 18-29
    1006 posts
    September 17, 2009 at 1:56 pm
    @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!"
  33. Profile photo of Conejito1011
    Conejito1011 Female 13-17
    120 posts
    September 17, 2009 at 2:14 pm
    Marshmallows are kinda gross.
    I`d only eat it if it was roasted.
    yummy!
  34. Profile photo of 2otto2
    2otto2 Male 30-39
    117 posts
    September 17, 2009 at 2:15 pm
    torture and torment!
    waterboarding is a nothing against that!
    :-)
  35. Profile photo of slayer50515
    slayer50515 Male 18-29
    988 posts
    September 17, 2009 at 2:18 pm
    i was expecting
    "Now you can have both...
    Or you can wait for me to come back and give you another one."
  36. Profile photo of Indifferent
    Indifferent Male 13-17
    25 posts
    September 17, 2009 at 2:35 pm
    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?)
  37. Profile photo of vulture19
    vulture19 Male 30-39
    181 posts
    September 17, 2009 at 2:50 pm
    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

  38. Profile photo of krazyluv
    krazyluv Female 13-17
    650 posts
    September 17, 2009 at 3:02 pm
    i seen this same experiment years ago with gummy bears and i think that one was better performed.
  39. Profile photo of slepre
    slepre Female 18-29
    310 posts
    September 17, 2009 at 3:16 pm
    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

  40. Profile photo of Xyryn
    Xyryn Female 18-29
    98 posts
    September 17, 2009 at 4:10 pm
    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.
  41. Profile photo of SaltyVarnish
    SaltyVarnish Male 18-29
    678 posts
    September 17, 2009 at 4:11 pm
    Thats so funny..... I wonder if it would work for adults.
  42. Profile photo of The_Sickness
    The_Sickness Male 18-29
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    September 17, 2009 at 4:22 pm
    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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    manorrd Male 30-39
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    September 17, 2009 at 4:29 pm
    cute!
  44. Profile photo of tangello
    tangello Female 13-17
    901 posts
    September 17, 2009 at 4:48 pm
    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
  45. Profile photo of Winter_ICE_0
    Winter_ICE_0 Male 13-17
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    September 17, 2009 at 4:51 pm
    This is called negative reinforcement and it works wonders.
  46. Profile photo of leesah
    leesah Female 18-29
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    September 17, 2009 at 5:00 pm
    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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    OrangeCrow Female 18-29
    1200 posts
    September 17, 2009 at 5:05 pm
    Aww. XD
  48. Profile photo of Lionhart2
    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
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    September 17, 2009 at 5:14 pm
    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.

  49. Profile photo of Lionhart2
    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
    8309 posts
    September 17, 2009 at 5:20 pm
    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.

  50. Profile photo of Skabashas
    Skabashas Male 18-29
    1255 posts
    September 17, 2009 at 6:24 pm
    Adorableness at it`s finest.
  51. Profile photo of Dfaulted
    Dfaulted Male 13-17
    1920 posts
    September 17, 2009 at 6:52 pm
    I hate marshmallows now..used to like them when I was littler
  52. Profile photo of icecream2269
    icecream2269 Female 18-29
    523 posts
    September 17, 2009 at 8:03 pm
    really cute! =]
  53. Profile photo of D3rAnG3d
    D3rAnG3d Male 18-29
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    September 17, 2009 at 8:48 pm
    lol... fat kid torture!
  54. Profile photo of RVIsh
    RVIsh Male 18-29
    251 posts
    September 17, 2009 at 9:30 pm
    Small children and hidden cameras.
  55. Profile photo of AlANeptune
    AlANeptune Female 18-29
    264 posts
    September 17, 2009 at 9:45 pm
    AWW! So freaking cuuute! ^-^
  56. Profile photo of agal129
    agal129 Female 18-29
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    September 17, 2009 at 9:51 pm
    marshmAllow
  57. Profile photo of vitaliy
    vitaliy Male 18-29
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    September 17, 2009 at 10:42 pm
    D`aaaaaaaw
  58. Profile photo of hi2pi
    hi2pi Male 30-39
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    September 17, 2009 at 10:45 pm
    funny stuff
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    tozfttoz Male 18-29
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    September 18, 2009 at 1:36 am
    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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    LadyPele Female 18-29
    253 posts
    September 18, 2009 at 3:11 am
    Delightful!
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    Keyh Male 18-29
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    September 18, 2009 at 3:47 am
    "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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    WorldOfJames Male 18-29
    978 posts
    September 18, 2009 at 4:31 am
    c`mon all together now...AWWWWWWW
  63. Profile photo of nomorecheese
    nomorecheese Male 13-17
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    September 18, 2009 at 4:58 am
    i would be like the girl at the very end: eat the marshmallow immedietely amd leave
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    Scott_2150 Male 18-29
    801 posts
    September 18, 2009 at 6:46 am
    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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    trilliongram Female 18-29
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    September 18, 2009 at 8:38 am
    Cutest torture ever.
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    trilliongram Female 18-29
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    September 18, 2009 at 8:39 am
    "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.

  67. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    September 18, 2009 at 11:03 am
    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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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    September 18, 2009 at 11:05 am
    "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"

    f*ck you.

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    anyer Female 13-17
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    September 18, 2009 at 11:54 am
    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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    Adamam Male 18-29
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    September 18, 2009 at 2:37 pm
    Awr thats the most cutest thing EVAA
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    Papa_Halnon Male 13-17
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    September 18, 2009 at 2:39 pm
    Making a kid sit in a chair for an hour? They`d probably eat the marshmallow from sheer boredom.
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    bananajojo Female 18-29
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    September 18, 2009 at 6:05 pm
    so stinkin cute <3
  73. Profile photo of rgsupergrove
    rgsupergrove Male 18-29
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    September 18, 2009 at 8:16 pm
    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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    deathxtra Male 13-17
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    September 18, 2009 at 9:25 pm
    I lost my manhood

    BAAAAAAAAAAAAAWWWWWW

  75. Profile photo of kupcake
    kupcake Female 30-39
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    September 18, 2009 at 11:38 pm
    so freakin cute!
  76. Profile photo of zekumi
    zekumi Female 18-29
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    September 19, 2009 at 12:33 am
    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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    thelonious Male 40-49
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    September 19, 2009 at 2:48 am
    Wow, ADHD kids that can`t sit still. What a surprise. Must be Gen xer`s kids.
  78. Profile photo of ConverseUK
    ConverseUK Male 18-29
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    September 19, 2009 at 8:03 am
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJ1fyOWsr...
  79. Profile photo of mmp2064
    mmp2064 Male 40-49
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    September 19, 2009 at 3:56 pm
    It`s called "delayed gratification" and those who can master it are more successful and happy in life.
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    idiotfilter Male 18-29
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    September 20, 2009 at 8:38 am
    2:50 lol....fantastic...
  81. Profile photo of Tiffany1988
    Tiffany1988 Female 18-29
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    September 20, 2009 at 4:50 pm
    awww that was really cute it makes me actually like kids XD
  82. Profile photo of Carks
    Carks Male 18-29
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    September 20, 2009 at 8:19 pm
    Hey IAB...you spelled marshmallow wrong.
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    RobertJohn44 Male 18-29
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    September 21, 2009 at 10:03 am
    haha leave it to the red heads to mess up
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    tamanna0007 Female 18-29
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    September 25, 2009 at 3:29 am
    http://urlbunny.com/6cte7
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    aliachloe Female 13-17
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    September 26, 2009 at 12:28 pm
    And now I want a marshmallow.

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