Smokey the cat outperforms Covid math modellers.
Rubbing along the leg of his owner purring, Smokey is one special cat.
“One day I was working on something on Excel and Smokey disrupted my flow by flopping on my keyboard. The crazy part is he messed up the data on my Excel sheet only to have reworked them….better,” Smokey’s owner Alex Montecristo told The Goolag from his home.
Alex remembered reading an article several years ago about how a monkey was outperforming investment professionals and wondered if Smokey could do the same except with Covid math modellers”.
“It was instant. I’d sit him in front of the computer with his favorite snack and watch his paws of fury work the keyboards.”
Smokey was accurate 77% of the time compared to David Fisman from the University of Toronto who had a dismal 23% success rate and Neil Ferguson of Imperial College who clocked in with a 13% accuracy rate.
“It was a shellacking,” Alex proudly proclaimed.
We asked Smokey how he does it. His response?
“Meow?” as he reached for his snack.