Thursday, August 25, 2005

From the Department of It Just Goes to Show You

Number of chickens trained by European scientists to choose between photos of human faces by pecking: 6

Chances that college students select as "most desirable" the same face chosen by the chickens: 49 in 50.

*research by Stefano Ghirlanda, Universita di Bologna, as written in Harper's, September 2005 issue.

1 comment:

MotherTisa said...

Number of times it takes a librarian to explain to a student that his password is his birthday in two digits each--month, day, and year--and that he needs to add a zero if month or day is a single digit and the digits in the year are not the 19 ones:3


From daily experience as a librarian.