Solitaire and Minecraft, Repeat
Hi I'm calling your host of the good news podcasts and I'm neil the other host. The good news podcast is your source for good news fun. Stories auditory delight and Sonic. Joy. We're bringing all of this goodness to you from the cards against humanity studios in Chicago. Oh. Okay. So Neil, you are different and a lot of ways. One of the ways that we're different is on hair brown hair you play video games. Okay. Even, in your phone Abner Board. Video as a rule. Well, okay. I'll flip that and say that I. I've seen you shopping for dresses. Almost every almost every single time I've walked up on you when when we're meeting somewhere, you're shopping addresses. It's true. Yeah. That's your video. It is. It's it's the way. I. Like to. Waste my time. Yes, I do play video games I enjoy playing these days. Yeah. You just can't. Let's go I. I have been playing solitaire for hours and hours a day. I. Don't think there's anything wrong with it. But I really enjoy playing solitaire and I play it when I have a baby I have a baby little a little baby and right now he takes naps with one of his parents and they can go to two plus hours the have to hang with him for the NAP. It's I mean it's a whole thing I don't WanNa. Get into it. We're we're we're doing we're doing sleep training. So at night, he's all alone for naps we just want to ensure that he's getting. Some good Z's and please listeners do not e mail me a bad sleep training. I'm not interested in your opinion. Do is going GonNa do parents are gonNA apparent. When I'm sitting silently one handed. In the nursery sitting in the dark in the middle of the day I play. Solitaire. Crazy. Solitaire. 'CAUSE do you remember? Do you remember in windows? The you can play solitaire angrily freecell. There are other solitaire games that I'm just learning about. Now try peaks. What do you mean is it solitaire the name of the game I think. Is the name of a game, but it's also a family of games. So the one you know most classical is solitaire klondike solitaire. You're going. Way. Off Base. Those great. Yeah Song tears that I was playing is a classification of games you play alone. Solitaire. Solitaire Card game, right? Yeah. Fad Solid. So the ones. The ones that I have access to their like five of them and I have expanded my knowledge of solitaire greatly. Back the windows ninety, five, Solitaire Hook you I mean the. Most enjoyment when you complete when you complete a deck, it just felt so Are. You still getting that same I. Know. Exactly the same feeling. When you're done. But honestly, straight up solitaire you you can get through a game of solitaire pretty quick. So freecell I think is considerably harder. Well, try peaks really fun tried triplex. seven-minute dark room with the baby and I anything to do. That's all. Great well, then we're in agreement. Okay. Sorry. So that is the video game I have been spending most time with but it it's probably not the answer you're looking for. Well, no any answer is fine with me I. I am going to talk about a different video game called minecraft. Love minecraft. Okay. Great Blade at Lake One time guess what a study out of Iowa State University has recently released findings that playing minecraft. My actually boost your creativity. And here's the thing I. Really I cannot wait to tell you about how they did this study. It is so funny. It's just like are they scientists aunt? Okay. This is that he did was they compared the effect of playing minecraft with. Instruction to watching TV or playing a race car game those who were given the freedom to play minecraft without instruction were more creative. Were given the freedom to play minecraft without instruction. They just been like you go play. Yeah. Here's how they came to that conclusion. So there were three hundred and fifty two participants they were allowed to play forty minutes of minecraft or they watch TV. The and they were not given any instruction for the minecraft they were just like here go do thing, and then after the forty minutes, they were asked complete several creative tasks. The way that they measured the creative production was they asked each participant to draw creature from a world that was much different than earth. So the more human like the creature that somebody drew the lower scores over. Is the best test of grid heavy. Yes. So if someone does a stick figure with a third arm, they're like zero zero not creative at all the less human like. Creatures that were drawn were scored way higher. That brings me so much joy. It's so funny. I isn't it isn't it an entirely subjective How is that good day to undergraduates in a room? I mean I don't know. Let's get a bunch of kids in here. Many as three, hundred and fifty, two people you'd study. And then they're like Ok guys at the end of this forty minutes I need you to drag creature. And to be clear, it's not from Earth and it's a non firmer. Funny. And Weird I got you gotta either creatures. Yeah. More than anything. I want to see a bunch of Zeros I want to say the least creative creatures and I. Must be the people who just watched TV Western mark. There that's the high. That's hypothesize I think the idea that you can be am I hearing you right that they had increased creativity scores by playing minecraft without instruction. So just being allowed to go. Yeah. Verses someone who's L- with someone standing over the shoulder saying pick up that would build your house or somebody who just watching TV or somebody playing a race card game gotcha. So neat thank you for sharing that with welcome I am going to go minecraft i. wish that I could have given you. I could have asked you to dry creature after one of your Solitaire Games. What came out I mean. I think if I what have, you just drew A. As far yeah like a two of hearts I think solitaire only makes me more analytical way less creative. Oh, it's all. It's all numbers especially try peaks keep talking. I mean, here's the thing with try don't WanNa, get a card flipped over and from three pyramids of cards you can go one card up or one card down from the face up card. It is so addictive it sounds like gambling. A. Clean actually need a couple of. Oh. God. All right. That's good. Thanks for listening. Do you have good news incredible or maybe WanNa tell us a job. Excellent. Email us. Hello at the good news podcast dot F. M. or leave us a voicemail at seven, seven, three, two, one, seven, zero, one, five, six. You can also tweet us at the good news pot. And follow us on Instagram to. And if you love the good news podcast, think about supporting us on our Patriot page. Most of our music is by Paddington bear same place same time. Monday.