Amusing News Aliquots

Silly samplings from this week’s science news, compiled by Bethany Halford, Jeff Huber, and Sophia Cai.
Let's just hope it can't swim that fast. Credit: CNN

Let's just hope it can't swim that fast. Credit: CNN

Scientists find that experiencing prolonged periods of pain can change a person’s personality. Surprisingly, their study did not involve screenings of new Jason Bateman movie “Identity Thief.”  [io9] Pain could be doubled, now that a bull shark with two heads was discovered in the Gulf of Mexico. Use of  “good shark, bad shark” tactic on its victims feels inevitable. [Boing Boing] And you thought bubbles were those innocuous things that made bath time fun. Now, they’re poised to rip battleships to pieces. [Improbable Research] The battles continue under the sea, where sea hares ward off predatory spiny lobsters with one of the oldest tricks in the playground book: stuffing something up their nose. [Yahoo!] Chewing gum after colon surgery is tied to faster recovery time. World waits to see how Bazooka Joe and the Fruit Stripe zebra will use this knowledge for their own monetary gain. [Reuters] Speaking of ulterior benefits of food, wonder if this means stuffed mushrooms will be showing up more often at lab group meetings. [Independent]        

Author: Sophia Cai

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