The "anti-stupidity" pill
A German scientist claims to have tested an "anti-stupidity" pill on mice and fruit flies and has seen "encouraging results," according to a Reuters article.
I have a hard time buying into any study that's working to cure stupidity and is claiming success with mice and fruit flies. Preventing memory loss is one thing but the "anti-stupidity" claim seems a bit exaggerated.
"With mice and fruit flies we were able to eliminate the loss of short-term memory," Ropers, 62, is quoted saying in the German newspaper, which has dubbed it the "world's first anti-stupidity pill."
I can't wait to see what these really smart mice and fruit flies are doing.
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