Microsoft isn't completely shielded from our economies issues but I still have a job and still get free soda. While that's all still the case, I decided to test Sarah's claimed ability to differentiate between Pepsi, Coke, and their diet counterparts by taste alone. I poured the four sodas into marked cups and Sarah and I each took two runs through the cups with the following guesses.
|Guess 1||Guess 2||Guess 1||Guess 2|
|Diet Coke||Diet Coke||Diet Pepsi||Diet Coke||Diet Coke|
|Diet Pepsi||Diet Pepsi||Diet Coke||Diet Pepsi||Pepsi|
|Total (out of 8)||6||3|
As you can see from the results, Sarah's claimed ability to identify Coke and Pepsi by taste is confirmed. The first run through she got completely correct and on the second run only mistook Diet Pepsi for Diet Coke. Her excuse for the error on the second run was a tainted palate from the first run. I on the other hand was mostly incorrect. Surprisingly though my incorrect answers were mostly consistent between run one and two. For instance I thought Pepsi was Coke in both runs.