10 Of The Craziest Things That Government Have Wasted Money On

Future Coast

Realizing that many people were unaware of the consequences of global warming, the National Science Foundation provided $5 million in funding to Columbia University so that they could create a video game on the subject. Called Future Coast, the game showed the chaos that would be created by rising sea levels and higher temperatures through anarchy breaking out in the United States.

Massages For Rabbits

In an attempt to examine the potential benefits of massage therapy for those who had suffered from a series of illnesses, the National Institute of Health paid $387,000 towards a study that gave massages to rabbits. Using a specially built machine that could perform daily massages in deep strokes, the researchers measured exactly how it affected the rabbit’s health and wellbeing.