Chmps and chumps

Posted by on Dec 3, 2007 in Uncategorized | 2 Comments


Two great posts on the wires today.

First, another story about how human-chimp arrogance is misplaced. Turns out young chimps are better at certain standard memory tests than we are. Oops…

Second, a heart warming story about infectious vomiting at the top level of sport.

“When [retiring England back] Jason Robinson was congratulated by Australia’s Justin Harrison after his final competitive match there was a story behind the pair’s visible relief. In the tunnel beforehand they were next to each other when Harrison was sick. Robinson finds it impossible not to retch in such circumstances and was sick himself. Then Harrison was sick again and so was Robinson. In the event both did well to take the field, let alone impress in a game which Robinson says he will remember with fondness”

We’ll add this one to the list: sneezing, yawning, crying, obesity, suicide…

What don’t we copy?


  1. kevin
    December 6, 2007

    What don’t we copy…
    Speaking Swahili
    Bowling like Muttiah Muralitharan?
    Supporting Arsenal?

  2. Martin
    December 10, 2007

    I know you like to keep track of examples of Herd thinking, so here’s one…