Curiosity Daily Podcast: Do Turkeys Really Drown in Rainstorms?
Neil Shubin is back to talk about the viruses lurking in your DNA. You’ll also learn about whether it’s true that turkeys are so dumb that they drown in rainstorms, and why domineering people don't rise through the ranks any faster.
Episode Show Notes:
Additional resources from biologist and author Neil Shubin:
Turkeys Don't Drown in Rainstorms by Ashley Hamer
- Watson, S. (2007, September 24). Will a turkey really drown if it looks up during a rainstorm? HowStuffWorks. https://animals.howstuffworks.com/birds/turkey-drown.htm
- SAVAGE, T. F., HARPER, J. A., & ENGEL, H. N. (1993). Inheritance of Tetanic Torticollar Spasms in Turkeys. Poultry Science, 72(7), 1212–1217. https://doi.org/10.3382/ps.0721212
- Halford, M. (2009, November 25). The Mental (and Amorous) Qualities of the Wild Turkey. The New Yorker; The New Yorker. https://www.newyorker.com/books/page-turner/the-mental-and-amorous-qualities-of-the-wild-turkey
- McWilliams, J. (2014, November 27). The Enigmatic Intelligence Of Turkeys. The Dodo; The Dodo. https://www.thedodo.com/the-enigmatic-intelligence-of--845163116.html
Despite the stereotype, selfish, domineering people don't rise through the ranks any faster by Kelsey Donk
- Selfish And Combative People Don’t Actually Get Ahead At Work. (2020, September 28). Research Digest; Research Digest. https://digest.bps.org.uk/2020/09/28/selfish-and-combative-people-dont-actually-get-ahead-at-work/
- Anderson, C., Sharps, D. L., Soto, C. J., & John, O. P. (2020). People with disagreeable personalities (selfish, combative, and manipulative) do not have an advantage in pursuing power at work. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 117(37), 22780–22786. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2005088117
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