Weird Science

Religion sure has  it's fair share of  made up stories and unusual activities, but science is not far behind with it's quest for answers to bizarre questions.

Excerpted from

 The Effect of Country Music on Suicide
(S. Stack and J. Gundlach; Wayne State University and Auburn University; 1992)
"The greater the airtime devoted to country music, the greater the white suicide rate"

Love and Sex with Robots
(D. Levy; University of Maastricht; 2007)
"Human-robot marriages will be legal by 2050"

Rectal Foreign Bodies: Case Reports and a Comprehensive Review of the World's Literature
(D. Busch and J. Starling; Madison, Wisconsin; 1986)
"The study reports, among other items: a beer glass, a suitcase key and a magazine"

Chickens Prefer Beautiful Humans
(S. Ghirlanda, L. Jansson, M. Enquist; Stockholm University; 2002)
"The animals showed preferences for faces consistent with human sexual preferences"

Safe and Painless Manipulation of Penile Zipper Entrapment
(Satish Chandra Mishra; Charak Palika Hospital; 2005)
"A quick, simple and non-traumatic approach to penile zipper entrapment"

Pressures Produced When Penguins Poo -- Calculations on Avian Defecation
(V. Breno Meyer-Rochow and J. Gal; International University of Bremen and Lorand Eotvos University of Hungary; 2005)
"They get up, move to the edge of the nest, turn around, bend over... and shoot"

Farting as a Defence Against Unspeakable Dread
(Dr. M. Sidoli; Washington DC; 1998)
"When feeling endangered, Peter used his bodily smell and farts to envelop himself in a protective cloud"

Navigation-Related Structural Change In the Hippocampi of Taxi Drivers
(E. A. Maguire and others; University College London; 1999)
"The brains of London taxi drivers are more developed than those of their fellow citizens."

Ultrasonic Velocity in Cheddar Cheese as Affected by Temperature
(A. Mulet, J. Benedito and J. Bon; Polytechnic University of Valencia; 2006)
"The most reliable temperature interval to carry out ultrasonic measurements in Cheddar cheese is identified as 0 to 17 °C."

Impact of Wet Underwear on Thermoregulatory Responses and Thermal Comfort in the Cold
(M. K. Bakkevig and R. Nielson; Sintef Unimed and Technical University of Denmark; 1995)
"The thickness of the underwear has the most influence on thermoregulatory responses"

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