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Math class finds Double Stuf Oreos aren’t double after all

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Double Stuf Oreos not that stuffed up?

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High school math class investigates frosting claim

A high school math teacher says his class has made a shocking discovery that could shake the confidence of cookie-lovers everywhere: Double Stuf Oreos don't contain double the stuffing.

Dan Anderson, who teaches a Consumer Math course for students struggling with numbers, according to ABC News, designed an interactive lesson on measurements.

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Their calculations, documented on Anderson's blog, found that Double Stuf cookies contain only about 1.86 times the creme filling of an Original Oreo. Maybe that's why they named them with only one "F."

However, in the flurry of outrage and media coverage, ABC News received a statement from Nabisco, which makes the cookies, saying the math students were wrong.

"While I'm not familiar with what was done in the classroom setting, I can confirm for you that our recipe for the Oreo Double Stuf Cookie has double the Stuf, or creme filling, when compared with our base, or original Oreo cookie," ABC quoted from a spokeswoman.

But the saga continues after Anderson posted a follow-up on Tuesday verifying the results of the original measurements. He also wrote that he felt "really weird" about all of the online attention, and stressed that he doesn't have a master plan to take down Nabisco — it was simply meant to be a fun math lesson.

Subway learned that math can sting earlier this year when a customer posted a photo of one of the sandwich chain's footlong submarines next to a measuring tape that showed it was only 11 inches long.

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Lawsuits followed, with claims that Subway's revenue from the missing inch was illegitimate, according to Forbes.

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