Amusing News Aliquots

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

Credit: What We Do Media

Someone has actually clamped a frickin’ laser to the dorsal fin of a shark. Supervillains to take over Earth. [Wired Gadget Lab]

Smalleye pygmy shark groans in disgust. It already has a light-emitting belly and doesn’t need any frickin’ laser beam. [Christian Science Monitor]

Physics professor contemplates The Incredible Hulk’s energy requirements during his “getting angry” time, as well as whether he’d crack the pavement when jumping around NYC. [Wired Science Blogs]

Speaking of villains, polymer chemist admits to being the evil force who made snack bags so hard to open. [Gizmodo] via [It’s the Rheo Thing]

From the “Questions You Never Wondered About” files: What does one use to test a toilet’s flushing power? [Annals of Improbable Research]

The obesity epidemic has escaped into the wild, with fat pigeons, fat rats, and “genuine fat asses.” [Slate]

Author: Bethany Halford

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