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How Can The Lost Wallet Find Its Way To Your Pocket?

By Staff

Lost your wallet and some money or important cards in it? Are you worrying whether the wallet will ever find its way back to your pocket? After all do you have a baby picture in that wallet? Then don"t worry, your wallet will definitely find its way back to your pocket!.


The prominent display of a cute baby picture in your wallet ensures your ownership to the wallet. If people find a wallet on the street, they are more likely to post it back if it has a picture of a baby. The wallets with baby picture have more tendencies to come back than those with pictures of a cute puppy, a happy family or a contented elderly couple.

The answer behind such a tendency depends rather more on evolution than morality. The baby kicked off a caring feeling in people, which is not surprising from an evolutionary perspective. The compassionate instincts towards vulnerable infants that people have, evolved to ensure the return of the wallets.

On the other hand if your wallet has no image, and consists charity papers inside, they are least likely to return. Psychologist Richard Wiseman and his team conducted this study. If you want to increase the chances of your wallet being returned if lost, obtain a photograph of the cutest baby you can find, and ensure that it is prominently displayed.

Story first published: Monday, July 13, 2009, 12:13 [IST]
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