NCBI ROFL: terrific blog about funny and odd scientific publications

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7 Responses to “NCBI ROFL: terrific blog about funny and odd scientific publications”

  1. CammoBlammo says:

    Karl Kruszelnicki won an Ig Nobel Prize for his research on belly button fluff. He got people from all over Australia to send in samples so they could be analysed. Some of the findings were quit6e surprising.

    This wasn’t a waste of time. Dr Karl’s job is to make science accessible to the masses, and this was intended as a simple but fun research project to show how science is relevant to every day life.

  2. Anonymous says:

    and Dr Karl did it 3 years before this guy

  3. highlyverbal says:

    Um, how did LOL get in there?

    It is NCBI ROFL not NCBI LOL.

  4. Tdawwg says:

    Wow, talk about navelgazing, nyuck nyuck nyuck….

  5. food_science says:

    this is brilliant

  6. musicman says:

    @#6 saying “Dr Karl did it 3 years before this guy” is lame/boring.

    This is science. One of the most important scientific tools is “reproducibility”. Someone makes a claim/hypothesis and proves it. Doesn’t mean squat until someone ELSE can prove it too, independently.

    See the video on bb about Skeptic Magazine’s Michael Shermer titled “HOWTO ask good skeptical questions” for good reasoning on this: http://boingboing.net/2009/06/25/howto-ask-good-skept.html

  7. David Pescovitz says:

    HIGHLYVERBAL@1, joke with typo = fail. ooops!

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