Amusing News Aliquots
Oct10

Amusing News Aliquots

Silly samplings from this week’s science news, compiled by Sophia Cai, Bethany Halford, and Jeff Huber. Who says romance is dead? Man gives wife a giant mushroom as an anniversary gift. [NY Daily News] The fact that the U.S. now has a National Pet Obesity Awareness Day (Oct. 9) is really not helping our fat American image. [NBCNews] Are you an Internet-savvy hypochondriac looking for a new ailment to worry about? Well, look no further. "Cyberchondria" is here. [Telegraph] Rest in Peace, Ruth Benerito. And thanks for helping to save us from hours of ironing. [New York Times] Males of several species will do a lot for sex. Some marsupials will die for it. [National Geographic] Why use MRI for medicine when you could use it to make a better pork pie instead? [Annals of Improbable Research] Chincoteague, Va., fire department is forced to cancel this weekend's wild pony roundup as a result of the government shutdown. Disappointed firefighters may resort to playing with My Little Ponies instead. [WHSV-TV3] They tell us cheating leads to guilt. Turns out, it also leads to upbeat feelings, self-satisfaction, and even thrill. [New York Times] Like "Breaking Bad" but wish it had more opera music? You're in luck! [Classic FM]    ...

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