STUDY: Walking with Chipotle Bag More Dangerous Than Walking With a Million Dollars

CHICAGO, IL – In a study titled “Terrible Tortillas,” University of Chicago researchers found that it is more dangerous to walk around Chicago with a Chipotle bag than it is to walk around Chicago with a million dollars.

Conducted over three years, the study consisted of a one thousand person testing group and a five hundred-person control group. Each test consisted of a volunteer walking through one of Chicago’s five most dangerous neighborhoods with either a Chipotle bag or an open bundle of $100 bills totaling one million dollars.

On average, seven out of ten “Chipotle bag-carriers” were assaulted, resulting in 254 hospitalizations and 12 deaths, while only four out of ten “million-dollar bundle” were assaulted, resulting in only 176 hospitalizations and 5 deaths.

It should be noted that when the Chipotle bags contained a burrito with guacamole on it, the rate of assault went up 1.80% as compared with the burritos without guacamole.

For the control group, volunteers carried Burger King bags and walked through the Chicago neighborhoods. Shockingly, only three hospitalizations occurred, all of which were due to the individuals actually eating the Burger King food.

“The results are astounding,” said lead researcher Albert Gorbachyov. “Sure, going into the study, I had speculation of the power of the burrito, but to have it quantified? Wow. That is something else.”

In other news, Kellogg Professor Olivia Gerwin is writing a book titled “Currency in the 22nd Century, The Age of the Burrito.”

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Brian Capella
Brian's favorite kind of tree is Red Pine, because he likes to break the needles in half and imagine that he is a powerful giant. Additionally, he can proudly say he has never seen a movie in his life. Brian graduated from Harvard with a B.A. in theology in 1679, and then received his M.A. in accordion playing. At Harvard, Brian spent his time rowing down the Charles with his lover Dave Matthews softly caressing his cheeks as they floated. Brian's favorite Ghostbusters character is the Stay-Puft Man. Nowadays, Brian spends his time stuffing his shirt with ice while watching Season 2 Episode 5 of Gilmore Girls on repeat.

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