According to a 2007 University of New Mexico study, strippers earn nearly double when ovulating than when they’re on their period.
University of Barcelona neuroscientists concluded that rats could tell the difference between Japanese and Dutch, but not when spoken backwards.
In 1962, Warren Thomas injected Tusko the elephant with 297 milligrams of LSD—1,000 times the amount humans normally take—to test its effects. Tusko died within two hours.
The artificial, 100% closed ecosystem, the Biosphere 2, was built to test space colonization. The $200 million-dollar project ended in MUTINY: after being kicked out with a restraining order, the crew snuck back to the Biosphere in the middle of the night and opened an outside door.
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Scientists in China observed fruit bats giving BJs. The conclusion: the act prolongs fruit bat sex.
Congress pulled the plug on the Superconducting Super Collider particle accelerator—after digging 13 miles of tunnel, and spending $2 billion.
After crunching the hard data from 30 trials, a New Zealand study proved that wearing socks over your shoes reduces your chances of slipping on ice.
In 1964, a graduate student cut a tree down in Nevada to determine its age—turns out, it was the oldest non-clonal organism ever recorded: 4,862-years-old.
In 1954, scientist Demikhov created the first of twenty 2-headed dogs. The longest living one (err…two?) survived 1 month.
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