My boss came across this hilarious blog the other day. Two Molecular and Cell Biology graduate students at UC Berkeley gather articles on funny things in PubMed, a database for biomedical research articles, and post them. I generally spend 90% of my work day poking around in PubMed, but I don't think I've ever come across any of these:
- Procrastination by pigeons: preference for larger, more delayed work requirements. - see, it's not just me, the pigeons do it too!
- The nature of navel fluff - Ever wonder how that stuff gets there?
- The spermicidal potency of Coca-Cola and Pepsi-Cola - Ummm...okay. Don't think I'll be trying this
- Feet rolled over by cars: radiological and histological considerations from experiments. - I should probably read this one - been there, done that.
Great scientific minds at work, I tell ya! And think about this: somebody funded each of those studies. Can you imagine the grant applications?
Bring your inner 12-year-old's sense of humor when you read this blog: they tend toward the juvenile - bodily functions, fun with animals, super powers. They do have a "Rated G" label if you want to avoid any of the...um...naughtier-sounding research.
And I hope this stuff isn't only funny to medical professionals (and their librarians). If not, sorry, I'll do better next Friday. :)
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