The strangest scientific work to dateThe statement “British scientists have proved ...” has already become a meme. The clever men from Misty Albion found out how the perfect sandwich works, confirmed that it was harmful to be bored at work, and even calculated the parameters of a perfect snow woman. What are the most unusual scientific work conquered the whole world?
Some works of scientists surprise
Unusual animal studiesFew were lucky enough not to become a victim of scientific research. Why are they interested in the distribution density of stray cats and the ability of chickens to respond to male attractiveness? They did not hesitate to find out why rats gnash their teeth, and how much drunken fish are meaner than sober ones.
According to Japanese scientists, banana peel can kill Godzilla
What pressure do penguins defecate under?In 2005, the staff of the Hungarian International University asked a vital question: how much pressure is accumulated inside the flightless northern bird.Josef Gal and Victor Breno Meyer-Rokhov collected a whole collection of photos of penguin feces and, applying the basic laws of physics, told their students the immutable truth. “Sea birds rise to their feet, reach the edge of the nest, make a turn, bend and shoot out of the anus,” they assured.
Scientists have figured out how penguins are popping
How toads go to nirvana?A researcher from the Kiev Industrial College studied the ability of amphibians to dive into a trance. Having been on the banks of the Oka River on the territory of Pushchino, she noticed: if you hold the frogs in your hands and then land in a row near the water, they freeze for a few minutes. Toads do not run away and do not jump, distracted only by the hunt for a fly passing by.
Scientists have conducted unexpected studies of the life of toads.
Do magnets affect fireflies?Indian and Japanese physicists have devoted an entire article to the study of what happens with a firefly in the immediate vicinity of a superconducting magnet. Catching three males of different species, the scientists placed the unfortunate victims of the experiment under a constant magnetic field. As it turned out, the effect of the interaction of mobile electric charges was visible even with the naked eye. Tired fireflies have become glowing more and more nervously. Why did it happen?
Firefly Cave in New Zealand
How to sew a stuffed turkey?A veterinarian from Sweden, in love with a traditional American delicacy, decided to prepare him a serious scientific base. The victims of his project were lucky: they were already dead under a scalpel. Having worked on several dozens of dead birds, the doctor realized that surgical brackets are the best option for sewing. He stopped his choice on absorbable devices that do not need additional removal. Unfortunately, the Swede did not manage to find out whether the beauty of the seam influences the taste of stuffed turkey and whether the discovery will help in cooking the duck.
Americans scientifically figured out how to sew a stuffed turkey
Unusual research about peopleIt is hard to believe what strange things excite scientists. Someone was interested in comparing a woman giving birth to a child and a lady baking a cake. Others tried to find out how the presence of a clown affects the conduct of children's medical procedures, and still others dealt with the problem of choosing a urinal in the men's room.
Clowns are not loved by everyone. Fear of clowns is called koulrophobia