What’s The Cobra Effect?

We saw this interesting story explaining what the Cobra Effect is on UberFacts and decided to share it with you. Na wa o.

In colonial India, the British government tried to control the cobra population by offering a bounty for dead cobras. Indians realized they could breed cobras, kill them, and collect the reward

When the government discovered the plan, it stopped offering the bounty, leading breeders to release all their cobras into the wild. As a result, the cobra population grew even higher than before

This phenomenon is now known as the “Cobra Effect,” where actions intended to solve a problem end up making it worse.

Source: https://twitter.com/UberFacts/status/1646692177853173760

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