It doesn't take a brain surgeon
I love people who think that they should "gas it" when they are stuck in the snow. I especially enjoy it when people "gas it" while you are trying to push them out of the ditch in which they got themselves stuck. After you yell at them to lay off the gas several times, they relent. Oh the joy on their faces when they finally find themselves magically on their way.
I love driving by those people when they get stuck a second time because they still believe, with all of their hearts, that hitting the gas in the snow is the best strategy.
This is why we need better science education. If your hypothesis is that a lead foot will get you out of the snow, and someone comes along and proves the null hypothesis, you should learn something.