The Reality Check #58: Alternative Style Auctions + Interview with Tim Farley + Flamingo Colour Myth

Flamingos

This week Jon discusses new websites that do auctions a bid differently, Jon and Adam interview Tim Farley of whatstheharm.net at TAM7, and Darren explores the ‘myth’ that flamingos get their colour from eating shrimp

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Show Notes
Alternative Auctions
Freakonomics on All-Pay Auctions and Swoopo.com
Bidding Fee Scheme on Wikipedia
Wikipedia Article on Escalation of Commitment

Tim Farley
What’s the Harm?
Skeptic Tools

Flamingo Colour Myth
Straight Dope

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