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Fred Z (Dref)
Posted on Friday, February 25, 2005 - 3:55 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Singing and/or hearing music causes thirst and/or hunger?
Jens Weber (Sundowner)
Posted on Friday, February 25, 2005 - 11:19 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Singing and/or hearing music causes thirst and/or hunger? No, not really in this case. Try to find out where this takes place, then the rest will be more or less obvious.
Tommy Petersson (Tommyp)
Posted on Sunday, February 27, 2005 - 9:18 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it both food and drink they will make more money out of? or just food? just drink?
any special type of food? salty? traditional? special type of drink? like beer?
Jens Weber (Sundowner)
Posted on Monday, February 28, 2005 - 9:46 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it both food and drink they will make more money out of? or just food? just drink? Both.
any special type of food? Not really. Just the sort of food with accompanying drink one might have for lunch. salty? traditional? May include some traditional dishes as well. special type of drink? like beer? Some beer and wine might be included, but I think most of the drinks are non-alcoholic.
Fred Z (Dref)
Posted on Monday, February 28, 2005 - 8:47 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the country where this takes place relevant? (I'm not sure if it came up yet or not.)
Jens Weber (Sundowner)
Posted on Monday, February 28, 2005 - 10:49 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the country where this takes place relevant? (I'm not sure if it came up yet or not.) Not really. (It's Germany, by the way.)
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Tuesday, March 01, 2005 - 4:45 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The music will keep them at the table longer? Is there some reason they can't leave while the music's playing? Is the music being used to time the serving of the food/drink?
Jens Weber (Sundowner)
Posted on Tuesday, March 01, 2005 - 5:47 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The music will keep them at the table longer? No.
Is there some reason they can't leave while the music's playing? No. They can leave and do it.
Is the music being used to time the serving of the food/drink? No. There's just some music played in the background.
Fred Z (Dref)
Posted on Tuesday, March 01, 2005 - 7:05 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does the music make them drowsy?
Jens Weber (Sundowner)
Posted on Tuesday, March 01, 2005 - 11:41 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does the music make them drowsy? No.
Fred Z (Dref)
Posted on Friday, March 04, 2005 - 11:52 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the food and/or drink mentioned in the music? suggested by the music?
Jens Weber (Sundowner)
Posted on Sunday, March 06, 2005 - 1:11 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the food and/or drink mentioned in the music? suggested by the music? Not necessarily. You may think of it as the usual music as played by a radio station, or maybe recorded music of the same kind.
Jens Weber (Sundowner)
Posted on Wednesday, March 09, 2005 - 12:02 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

REFOCUS

1) In 1735, German composer Georg Philipp Telemann published a collection of rather unconnected pieces under the name Tafelmusik (table music). This collection contributed much to Telemann's popularity, and so one may assume, also to his income.

2) The idea to increase the income with the help of "table music" (or music for the table) was re-used last year by a group of people. They played music while other people were eating, and, thus, sold more food and drinks.

3) It has not yet been found out, how exactly they managed this. The people who were eating in this place neither got more hungry from the music, not did they stay longer or consume more than the usual quantity.

To find out:
- Where does this take place?
- How do they manage to sell more food?
- What does this have to do with the music?
Tommy Petersson (Tommyp)
Posted on Wednesday, March 09, 2005 - 1:24 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did they go to the place and eat because they liked the music?
Would they not had come there if it were not for the music? did the music mask some noise? like from a building site?
Jens Weber (Sundowner)
Posted on Wednesday, March 09, 2005 - 2:03 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did they go to the place and eat because they liked the music? Noish.
Would they not had come there if it were not for the music? Yope. If there was no music, they might not have come there, but the effect of the music is indirect.
did the music mask some noise? No, but somewhat the right forest. (just somewhat, however)
like from a building site? No.
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Wednesday, March 09, 2005 - 3:39 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the people eat more than they would've without the music (even if that wasn't more than the usual quantity)?

Did they feed the musicians:O?

Was this for only one meal?
Jens Weber (Sundowner)
Posted on Wednesday, March 09, 2005 - 3:52 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the people eat more than they would've without the music (even if that wasn't more than the usual quantity)? No or Yes, depending on what you mean.
Did they feed the musicians? No.
Was this for only one meal? No.
Fred Z (Dref)
Posted on Sunday, March 13, 2005 - 2:51 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is there a scientific principal at work here?
Jens Weber (Sundowner)
Posted on Monday, March 14, 2005 - 10:01 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is there a scientific principal at work here? You mean, whether the principal of this institution is a scientist? This may well be the case, but I'm not sure. Anyway, you're probably on to something with your question.
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Monday, March 14, 2005 - 3:04 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Pavlov?

Did the same people eat multiple meals there?
Jens Weber (Sundowner)
Posted on Monday, March 14, 2005 - 4:06 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Pavlov? Human behavior is full of Pavlov-like effects (aka prejudice), so there might be one involved here as well, but it is probably too misleading to dig deeper into that.
Did the same people eat multiple meals there? I can't answer otherwise but yope. (and it could help you a lot to explore why)
Fred Z (Dref)
Posted on Tuesday, March 15, 2005 - 1:17 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did people go to eat there? or did they just go to listen to the music?

Is the music live? piped in through speakers?