TRC #235: Smarter Donating + Eye Colour + Roll Up the Rim

eye-colorEpisode 235 of The Reality Check brings the skepticism in a big way with 3 sizzling segments. Darren starts of the show by discussing how one can optimize their charity giving. Elan then looks into eye colour and whether or not it is true that two blue eyed parents cannot have a brown eyed child. Adam closes things out with whether or not some Roll Up The Rim to Win cups sizes have higher chances of winning.

 

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SHOW NOTES

Smarter Donating

Information on donating and Darren’s matching campaign

Dean Karlan blog post

Darren’s More Than Good Intentions book review

Eye Colour

Eye Color – The Myth

Hudson Alpha – The Genetics of Eye Color

 

Roll Up The Rim To Win

Roll Up The Rim To Win cup size distribution for 2006

Roll Up The Rim To Win at RedFlagsDeals Forum

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6 Responses to TRC #235: Smarter Donating + Eye Colour + Roll Up the Rim

  1. Martin clem says:

    Blue eyes originated in Turkey , it’s a fairly well known fact.
    To here you talk about a Turk with blue eyes and to act quite dismissive was frustrating to listen to. I love you guys and you’re usually so thorough, but a minor fail this time.

  2. PatG says:

    The charity rating website referred to in this episode: http://www.givewell.org/

    Thanks guys – another interesting podcast.

  3. CopperNick says:

    Myth and counter-myth: blue eyes originated in what is now Turkey. So, possibly, did the Indo-European languages but that doesn’t make Turkish Indo-European. There were no Turks there until well into medieval times. A modern-day Turk with blue eyes likely has mixed ancestry.

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