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The 10 Most Absurd Scientific Papers 127

Lanxon writes "It's true: 'Effects of cocaine on honeybee dance behavior,' 'Fellatio by fruit bats prolongs copulation time,' and 'Are full or empty beer bottles sturdier and does their fracture-threshold suffice to break the human skull?' are all genuine scientific research papers, and all were genuinely published in journals or similar publications. Wired's presentation of a collection of the most bizarrely-named research papers contains seven other gems, including one about naval fluff and another published in The Journal of Sex Research."

Comment Re:I am a med student, and I am horrified (Score 2, Funny) 215

dude- whatever. if this stuff is actually needed, the person over the net will say GO TO A DOCTOR. This sounds like a GREAT idea from a cost-savings perspective, which is the only one that matters here. Often, patients go in for an appointment with a drug in mind that they just need a script for. Like if i have poison ivy, i need steroids because in the past the topical stuff hasn't worked. If I don't get it the first time then i'll have to go in a 2nd time... costing me or my insurance something like 150$ each. clearly an online person could save alot of money here

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