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Omaha women partake in Everybody Eats Lunch project

Posted at 8:33 PM, Apr 23, 2018

Two women in Omaha sat down for some pizza at lunch, but there's one key thing about Jontaya Nelson and Terri Nelson. They don't know each other. 

The pair are part of human experiment of sorts. It is part of a project from documentary filmmaker Christy Chan, who connected 45 strangers together with one commonality: everybody eats lunch. Right now, the only participating cities in the experiment are Omaha and Oakland, California. 

The algorithm that matches people is "dead simple," it doesn't ask for political preferences, an address, an age or a gender, just what the participant likes to eat for lunch. 

"I don't remember what I clicked, I probably clicked pizza, sine we're getting pizza, the lunch-what we're eating didn't make any difference to me," Fallin said. 

And both enjoyed their experience. 

"Its like meeting everyday new people, when you're starting a job, but with small conversation it kind of builds up so," Nelson said. 

If we spend all of our time with people who look like us and talk like us and think like us, our world would be very small," Fallin added.