We have underestimated the cognitive recall capacity of goldfish

…according to young Rory Stokes, News Limited reports. It’s a shame though that all that some commenters could do is effectively rubbish the experiment that the youth had done because it had already been disproven on the popular TV show Mythbusters.

I think that what’s important in the story is not the simple fact that Rory ended up proving (even if it had already been done before), but the means by which he came to his conclusions. Plus, there’s the fact that there is a teenager interested in science and not just relying on information presented to him. He shows how a little bit of thought and innovation can prove the facts that many people may be too ignorant or apathetic to investigate for themselves.


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