Friday, February 26, 2010

Warriors Against Rational Choice: Eating Money

Behavioural Economics talks a lot about money burning, but this BBC story is the first instance of irrational money-eating that I have come across and has led me to resurrect the WARC medal. Take a bow the man who, frustrated that Ryanair flight staff wouldn't pay him his 10,000 euro scratchcard winnings immediately, then ate the ticket for reasons known only to his limbic system. Given he cannot claim the winnings without the ticket, the money will now be donated to charity. We salute you sir!

1 comment:

Kevin Denny said...

I think you are competing with the Darwin Awards which honours those who promote survival of the fittest, specifically those who remove themselves from the gene pool due to their own stupidity. The awards make for entertaining if rather grim reading.