How many people will run over a turtle?

Mark Rober, who apparently works at NASA, has posted an interesting video about what he calls his "roadkill experiment." It explores how many people will swerve into the shoulder lane to deliberately run over an animal, such as a turtle, snake, or tarantula. No real animals were harmed. He used rubber ones.

The results: Most people ignored the animals, but one person swerved to hit the turtle, and slightly more swerved to hit the snake and spider. What does this tell us about human nature? Perhaps that most people are basically decent, but there are definitely a few psychos out there. (via Gizmodo)

     Posted By: Alex - Sat Jul 21, 2012
     Category: Animals | Evil | Violence





Comments
Love the "pony-tailed science-haters" line! :lol:
Posted by Tyrusguy on 07/21/12 at 10:25 AM
This whole study is bogus! As far as I can tell, no government funds were spent on obtaining the results!
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 07/21/12 at 10:46 AM
ZOMG that was fantastic! I loved the "enhanced" photo!
Posted by Anonypenguin on 07/21/12 at 11:23 AM
Hmm... a selective IED? Don't tell PETA!
Posted by BMN on 07/21/12 at 01:07 PM
It may just say that most people are on the phone and not watching the road.
Posted by Qwasz on 07/21/12 at 01:58 PM
Interesting that most of the killers drive SUVs
Posted by Harvey on 07/21/12 at 02:07 PM
Try it with fake kittens and puppies and compare the results.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 07/21/12 at 11:10 PM
How sick do you have to be to purposely go out your way to swerve to hit something? And it doesn't surprise me one bit that most of them were in SUVs; cars are too wussy for them, I'd bet.
Posted by ScoutC on 07/22/12 at 05:22 PM
Ordinarily I'm going to stay on the road with no intent of swerving just to kill stuff. However, if there is a spider along the side of the road large enough for me to see it while traveling at regular vehicle speeds I may reconsider my stance on the matter.
Posted by Max on 07/23/12 at 11:59 AM
Like this one, Max?
http://blog.chron.com/blog9/files/legacy/tarantula.jpg
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 07/23/12 at 01:04 PM
Dadicated to­
those people who really don't care of Animals...
Posted by David on 08/07/12 at 03:38 AM
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