You paid for this

The government spent:

  • $140,000 to study pig feces in China
  • $100,000 on a videogame about aliens saving planets from climate change
  • $88,000 to send the comedy show “Make Chai, not War” to India
  • $55,000 on a study to find the link between immaturity and heavy drinking in your 30s

via John Stossel.

My all-time favorite study was “Why do shirt collars fray?” A pundit responded, “Because we pay so much in taxes for stupid studies that we can’t afford to buy new shirts.”