A Baboon Named Jack Once Worked For A Railroad, And He Was Good At His Job (Cool Weird Awesome 1147)

For National Monkey Day, the story of Jack, a baboon in South Africa who was so smart he worked for a railroad for nine years without a single mistake.

By |2023-12-14T09:22:52-05:00December 14, 2023|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

What Do Video Game Playing Monkeys Have To Do With The Sunk Cost Fallacy? (Cool Weird Awesome 456)

The sunk-cost fallacy - when we keep at something even when it’s really not worth it anymore, just because we’ve already put so much time or effort in - is a part of human nature. But new research shows it's also a part of the nature of - this is the best part - video game playing monkeys. Plus: our first story on world records of 2021. Meet the world's largest spam musubi!

By |2024-01-11T06:07:29-05:00January 11, 2021|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

Voyager Went A Long, Long, Long Way: This Week’s YouTube Videos To Watch With Your Kids

We are covering a LOT of ground in this roundup, as you'll see.

By |2019-09-05T13:57:26-04:00September 6, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |
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