Kate Smith, the flag-raising rat

Kate Smith was a rat trained to raise a small American flag. It was trained by Kelly Buckwalter of Santa Barbara High School as "an experiment in operant conditioning" for her chemistry and psychology classes.

Do kids still get to do experiments like this in high school? Somehow I doubt it. Source: The Tuscaloosa News - May 22, 1976.
     Posted By: Alex - Sat May 24, 2014
     Category: Animals | Science | Experiments | Psychology | 1970s

Only Mexican rats can raise the Green, White, & Red or somebody's going to b1tch!

I'm not sure if it was the same rat but I saw this trick on TV IIRC.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 05/24/14 at 09:43 AM
I love a patriotic rat.
Posted by Harvey on 05/24/14 at 02:16 PM
Of course they're not allowed to! It might lead them to think about being made to swear at the flag every morning, and that would be un-American.
Posted by Richard Bos on 05/25/14 at 09:29 AM
That is just too cute! And it's a little Cowpens flag too! You don't see those that often!
Posted by Tam McClure on 06/05/14 at 02:47 PM
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