Talk:Clever Hans

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New York Times[edit]

"Hans's abilities appeared on page six of the New York Times." Mr Ed appeared in the entertainment section of the Boston Globe and the Melbourne Age. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 58.105.64.124 (talk) 22:49, 27 December 2009 (UTC)

Talking[edit]

Heh, sounds like the proverbial "talking" fairground horse; one tap for "yes", two taps for "no". (unsigned)

Altes Rathaus[edit]

As I see it, for example, "Altes Rathaus" in Leipzig means a certain building, while "altes Rathaus" would be generic for any old city hall. See

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Carrionluggage 23:49, 7 January 2006 (UTC)


training your dog on how to read minds[edit]

Psychophysiological Thought Reading describes a book - H.J. Burlingame's "How To Read People's Minds" - 'There is also a fascinating section on training your dog on how to read minds.'

Babies[edit]

Even a babe-in-arms will stop crying if you pick it up, but start again if you lean on a wall. Even if you try to stand very still, the baby is aware of your involuntary balancing movements. (It's kind of relevant - should it be added ?) --195.137.93.171 05:01, 20 August 2007 (UTC)

Dave the Math Dog[edit]

This article needs some slight editing, at this point:

On January 30, 2009, 'Dave the Math Dog' was featured on NBC Nightly News, who demonstrated that he could solve math problems by the tapping of his paws. Dave demonstrated these abilities in front of schoolchildren, giving them hope that the abilities of Clever Hans would someday soon be rectified. Military officer Günther von Kluge was nicknamed Der Kluge Hans ("Clever Hans") in admiration of his brilliance. Von Kluge went on to become one of the most able Field-Marshals of the Third Reich.

The bolded sentence makes no sense, and the italicized sentence seems out of place. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.63.176.49 (talk) 23:16, 31 January 2009 (UTC)

'Gymnasium teacher'[edit]

Hans was a horse owned by Wilhelm von Osten, who was a gymnasium mathematics teacher ...

I wonder whether gymnasium teacher makes sense to most English-speaking readers, unless they know German. Norvo (talk) 23:56, 25 October 2015 (UTC)

It would if it were linked to the Gymnasium (school) article. Kelisi (talk) 03:25, 28 December 2015 (UTC)