TIL that B.F. Skinner, a famous psychologist, instilled superstitions in pigeons by giving them food in a cage at set time intervals. The pigeons responded by forming rituals, which they believed brought them the food, such as bobbing their heads or turning counter-clockwise.
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Pigeons be forming intricate rituals
You form intricate rituals to touch the food inside the cage
you know what the queen of savory cooking smells is to me, though?
it’s obviously garlic
The original ninja turtle
It’s true! And not just in Egypt, it’s recorded as a standard burglar technique in 12th century Persia. So much so that catching a fellow in the middle of the night carrying a crowbar and a drill wouldn’t necessarily prove anything, but if he also had a live tortoise with him, well it could only be a professional burglar.
“The tortoise is employed thus. The burglar has with him a
flint-stone and a candle about as big as a little finger. He lights the
candle and sticks it on the tortoise’s back. The tortoise is then
introduced through the breach into the house, and it crawls slowly
around, thereby illuminating the house and its contents.”
I’m really blown away that only two senators voted against the FOSTA-SESTA package. That’s fucking wild.
Apparently two Republicans can sponsor a pair of bills and say “they’re to stop sex trafficking :)” and almost every Democrat in congress will go “sounds cool bro” and pass them.
not to be that guy, but, actually, SESTA’s cosponsors (Christine Gillibrand and Kamala Harris) were both Dems- which just proves OP’s point, I think, or one immediately adjacent to it