year, we paid $325,000 to help a college build a robot squirrel, just to see if
it could fake out a rattlesnake. (True story.) We also paid
for senior citizens to play video games for two hours a day to see if it
improved their cognitive ability. It didn't work. I could have told
them that for free, but Congress spent $1.2 million of our tax dollars to
figure it out.