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Important stuff most people get wrong

Important stuff most people get wrong

It’s a simple study: 18 questions on the state of the world (such as: What percentage of people live in extreme poverty?), 3 possible answers each. Turns out: On average, monkeys do better than humans. How is that possible? The monkeys, as you’d expect, have no clue, but picking answers at random means that, on average, they pick the right one every third question. If humans do worse, that means they must know some things about the world — they are just wrong. Take the test yourself (no pressure 🐵), then


From Weekly Filet ##328, in December 2020.

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