[science] The Social Norm Of Leaving The Toilet Seat Down: A Game Theoretic Analysis‘In this paper, we internalize the cost of yelling and model the conflict as a non-cooperative game between two species, males and females.We find that the social norm of leaving the toilet seat down is inefficient. However, to our dismay, we also find that the social norm of always leaving the toilet seat down after use is not only a Nash equilibrium in pure strategies but is also trembling-hand perfect. So, we can complain all we like, but this norm is not likely to go away. All hope is not lost though…’ [via Sore Eyes]

The Toilet Seat – Up or Down? Science has the Answer.

This entry was posted on Friday, August 3rd, 2007 at 8:32 am and is filed under Funny, Science.

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