Friday, January 04, 2013

Someone get the MythBusters on this pronto

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Testing the limits of Pavlovian conditioning:

‘Conditioning’ [by Randall Munroe @ 01/03/13] | xkcd

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We see a subwoofer next to a bread-crumb dispenser with local wildlife nearby.

“Every few hours, subwoofer plays throbbing bass for 10 seconds… / …then bread crumbs are dispensed into box”

Caption: “Protip: Leave this device in your yard for a week, then watch as the problem of loud music from passing cars solves itself.”

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