7 03, 2023

Science Once Figured Out How To Give Rats Gambling Problems – And How To Take Them Away (Cool Weird Awesome 964)

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Today in 2016, researchers released a study that showed how to influence rats to make risky bets in a “rat casino.”

4 11, 2021

A Bar Owner Invented The Cash Register Because He Didn’t Trust His Bartenders (Cool Weird Awesome 649)

By |2021-11-04T06:56:40-04:00November 4, 2021|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , |

Today in 1879, a bar owner in Ohio received a patent for an invention that changed the way we buy and sell things: the cash register. He did it to thwart his bartenders, who he suspected of putting money meant for him in their own pockets. Plus: a professor in South Korea reveals one place from which you probably shouldn't give an online lecture. 

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