The hashtag #reviewsforscience is going around Twitter and it's the most fascinating thread online.
If you're too lazy to look it up, or you're on a social media detox, I'll explain what's going on. Scientists are reviewing everyday products we might take for granted, and they're sharing the less traditional ways in which they use them. All in the name of science.
One of the products scientists are reviewing is clear nail polish. Yeah, the dull, colorless polish, typically used at the end of a manicure, is apparently more exciting than we thought. According to a molecular biologist, it can be used to seal coverslips on microscope slides.
Clear polish doesn't only protect your freshly manicured nails, it is also a necessity for any tropical rainforest first aid kits.
Other scientists chimed in to recommend alternative brands which have also worked for them.
But besides nail polish, scientists use other beauty products in unusual ways, like angled brushes, which are great for bird or fish brains.
Still having trouble with fish brains? Get yourself some tweezers!
Vaseline is a great medium to mix skunk essence, apparently.
And if you're having trouble cleaning after your fruit flies, this water flosser is what you're missing.
BONUS: Non-lubricated condoms are actually great to feed bedbugs and sandflies.
And vibrators are the perfect tool to lure spiders out of their dens ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ .