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    That Time a Guy Tried to Build a Utopia for Mice and it all Went to Hell

    Worth the price of admission:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5m7X-1V9nOs

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    The experiment was flawed from the get-go. Things would've gone quite differently if there was a steady supply of enrichment (toys, playsets, heck even just things to chew on) and a more varied diet. Having nothing to do but eat the same food, sleep in the same sterile environment, and reproduce within the same social circles for an entire lifetime will drive any reasonably intelligent creature to madness.

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    I haven't watched the video but I do know of the experiment.

    It is still a good study regarding of how 'flawed' it is.

    "Behavioral Sink" is a very interesting concept overall when you look at things here and compare it to human society structures or work burnout.

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