Why Did We Blow in Nintendo Game Cartridges? – The Post-Hoc Fallacy

Blow in Nintendo Game Cartridges

Have you ever wondered why blowing inside your oldschool NES cartridge seemed to make them suddenly work when, initially, they were not when first inserted into your console? Some people even did it with Atari 2600 and Activision cartridges! The thing is, the act of blowing did absolutely nothing, but thanks to “The Post-Hoc fallacy,” you brain believed it did. Watch this episode of “It’s Ok to be Smart” to learn more about the science behind this false reasoning.

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