April 1st Strange Research

Rasha and Andrea didn't eat for hours while they ran their experiements

Hasse was the big winner of the strange research contest this year, winning strangest article, realest fake article, and fakest real article.  Here are the winners:

  1. Strangest and fakest real article: Chickens prefer beautiful humans Ghirlanda, Jansson & Enquist. (2002).
  2. Realest fake article: Correlates of onychophagia among smokers and recent quitters (Onychophagia = nail biting.) Schnoll, Malmstrom, James, Rithman,

Other awesome entries:

  • An ergonomic approach to public squatting-type toilet design.  Cai D, You M. Appl Ergon. 1998
  • Personal space invasions in the lavatory: suggestive evidence for arousal.   Middlemist, R., Knowles, E., & Matter, C. (1976).  Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 33, 541-546.
  • Pressures produced when penguins pooh—calculations on avian defaecation By VictorBenno Meyer-Rochow and Jozsef Gal Polar Biology Volume 27, Number 1, 56-58, DOI: 10.1007/s00300-003-0563-3

Apparently our collective sense of humor runs towards the scatological.

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