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Amusing News Aliquots

Silly samplings from this week’s science news. Compiled by Bethany Halford.

Robert Cornelius in the first candid photo/Wikimedia Commons

Chemistry shutterbugs meet your forefather: Robert Cornelius, the chemist who took the very first candid photograph. [The Daily]

Chemistry teachers beware: Leaving experimental apparatus in the back of your truck might bring you a visit from the bomb squad.  [Sacto 9-1-1]

Check out this cool looking hydrothermal vent worm. Wasn’t this guy in one of the Star Wars movies? [FEI]

It’s a good thing hermit crabs don’t throw stones. Howard the hairy hermit crab just got a custom-made glass house. [Daily Mail]

Slate answers the question the Newscripts gang ponders when opening a new box of shoes or running column: What Happens if I Eat Silica Gel? [Slate]

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