…children as young as eight had the remarkable ability to identify and characterize upwards of 120 different Pokemon characters. However, when the same rubric was applied using photos of “real” flora and fauna (animals and plants that lived in the children’s back yards) the results were simply horrendous.

Basically kids can remember Pokemon but not actual animals – the solution? Make Pokemon cards for actual animals (Gadsberry and I were way ahead of the curve on the animal top trumps) – anyone interested in submitting can check out the phylomon site or their Flickr group.

(via Kottke)