Grandpa likes iron skillets but not aluminum pans
He likes m&m but not just "m"
He likes Michigan but not Georgia
Why is that?
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likes the number 26, but superstitiously dislikes the number 13.
The three examples:
Iron has atomic number 26, while Aluminum's is 13.
m&m's letter positions sum is 26, and m is the 13th letter of the alphabet.
Michigan was admitted into the US as the 26th state, and Georgia was the 13th of the colonies.