Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
Sat December 8, 2012
Opening Panel Round
PETER SAGAL, HOST:
Right now, panel, time for you to answer some questions about the week's news, of course. Maz, hold onto your hat, a shocking scientific discovery from the University of Canterbury in New Zealand. According to psychology researchers, humans like what?
MAZ JOBRANI: Humans like what?
SAGAL: Yes. They discovered this scientifically.
JOBRANI: Scientifically, humans like food.
SAGAL: Even more than food.
SAGAL: Presumably more than air, because this came in first and second place.
SAGAL: Yes. Not only sex, but booze and sex.
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SAGAL: It's been scientifically proven. The psychologists found people like drinking beer and having sex, and also that you can get a research grant for pretty much anything these days.
SAGAL: Researchers had subjects make a list of the best things in life, and participants ranked sex number 1, drinking number 2, and volunteering number 3.
SAGAL: We assume number 4 on the list of favorite things to do was "lying about what number 3 is."
JOBRANI: There was no study.
SAGAL: There was.
JOBRANI: I'll tell you what that was. That was a bunch of scientists trying to answer the question "what the hell are we going to do about these receipts?"
PAULA POUNDSTONE: You know, what was the sample size on that?
SAGAL: I think it was one guy in a room going, what would I rather be doing right now.
ADAM FELBER: Well, you know, they always go to college kids to get them to volunteer to be the...
SAGAL: Yeah, that's true.
FELBER: What else are they going to like besides sex and booze? Food should have been up there.
FELBER: I'm older now. Food should make a move.
POUNDSTONE: You are playing "Family Feud" with yourself right now.
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