In the Name of Science Facts
- Koko the gorilla, who can communicate through sign language, lied to her handlers when she blamed her kitten for ripping out the kitchen sink in her quarters.
- The Halo Effect is the tendency for an impression created by external factors to influence opinion.
- Babies lie: Infants quickly learned that using tactics such as fake crying and pretend laughing could win them attention.
- Munchausen's Syndrome was named in 1951 after Baron von Munchausen, who was known as a wandering teller of tall tales.
- A 2002 study at the University of Massachusetts found that 60% of people tested lied once during a 10-minute conversation and told an average of two to three lies.
- In one experiment, evolving robots have learned to lie to each other.
- We are hardwired to lie.
- The Devil Effect is the opposite of the Halo Effect.
- A black lie is the opposite of a white lie.