Would you drink from this water fountain?

August 5, 2008 BY danariely

Would you drink from this toilet?

What if I told you that this is a perfectly new toilet? Would it make a difference?

If you feel uncomfortable, it is because the meaning of the word toilet “sticks” to it. It turns out that this feeling is not just about toilets, and there are many words whose meanings sticks to them. Think about chocolate that looks like a cockroach…….

This picture was taken in the Exploratorium in SF, and it was part of their exhibit on discussing things.