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Pandora

This is one of those random, probably short-lived topics...

So I'm taking this research design class and we have to design and carry out four experiments/quasiexperiments this semster. The first one is due soon.

What are some bits of "folk wisdom" (as my odd-duck professor calls it) or "old wives' tales" that y'all can think of? Don't worry about whether or not or how it can be studied, I'll come up with that later.

Thanks! :D

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TheUnknown

I've heard that putting someone in a yellow room for too long will drive them insane.

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Radioactive Isotope

Does it matter if Mythbusters did it?

No I was actually hoping to find something they did that I could recreate.

Limited access to high explosives might make that difficult. ;)

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Radioactive Isotope

Hence, it will be difficult, not impossible. :p

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Ayingel

I've heard that putting someone in a yellow room for too long will drive them insane.

I read that in a book once...

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TheUnknown

Locking someone in a yellow room to see if they go insane sounds right up Pod's alley. :p

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Pandora

Locking someone in a yellow room to see if they go insane sounds right up Pod's alley. :p

My office last year was this horrible yellow. Does that explain anything? :p

Thanks for the ideas! Keep em coming!

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Ana

You were already insane, so that doesn't count. :p

I vote "Beer before liquor, never sicker, liquor before beer, never fear". That'd be fun research, amirite? :D

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Ayingel

You were already insane, so that doesn't count. :p

I vote "Beer before liquor, never sicker, liquor before beer, never fear". That'd be fun research, amirite? :D

Seconded.

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TheUnknown

They painted it yellow because they knew a psychopathic Jedi was coming. Just like a parent-to-be paints a room blue because they know they're having a boy or pink because it's going to be a girl.

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James the Defender

As long as we were on alcohol, and along the same vein: "Wine is fine, but liquor is quicker."

How about: The Terrible Twos

Penny falling from the Empire State Building will kill someone

CD's on the rearview mirror will make a car invisible to radar by scrambling the frequency of said radar.

Stepping on a crack will break one's mother's back.

Gum will stay in one's stomach several years.

Don't make a silly face for too long or one's face will stay like that forever.

An apple a day keeps the doctor away

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Drake

I don't think she has years to research and some of those require vast amounts of time. :p

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Pandora

Need to be able to observe without interacting at all. And yeah I need to do it in an afternoon lol

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Radioactive Isotope

Yawns are contagious. That one you can do in a couple hours.

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James the Defender

Need to be able to observe without interacting at all. And yeah I need to do it in an afternoon lol

You said at the outset not to worry about whether or not it's doable, etc, after all, lol :p

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