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Move over, climate change: Other pressing scientific issues

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Vital scientific studies (you’d be an ass not to agree … )

We speak of “Gluteal Aesthetic Unit Classification.”

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from the Exceptionally Stupid Science Breakthrough Section, Special Pigeon Poop Bureau

How do you keep a city clean? By having the pigeons poop soap, of course!  An actual experiment by a London-based company.  Innovative? Definitely. Stupid? Totally.

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The Strangest Video Involving Daikon Radishes … and Groping

When radishes are sexually harassed …. They moan! This Japanese video “The Sekuhara (Sexual Harassment) Interface” shows daikon radishes that are hooked up to sensors. And when they are stroked and groped, they emit moans. Weird. Big time! Strangely arousing? … Continue reading

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The Stupidest Egg-Shaped Long Distance Kissing Product We’ve Ever Seen

And, okay, it’s the first one too.It’s the Kissing Egg … or, more precisely, the “Kissenger” (really!) as the scientists who developed it call it. From New Scientist: Kissenger comprises a pair of pressure-sensitive soft plastic lips which protrude through … Continue reading

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The Stupidest Apparently Vital but It Escapes Us Technological Breakthrough

A robot that always wins “rock, paper, scissors.”  Why not?  (Well, why?) reddit

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The Stupidest (but Coolest) Attempt to Entertain the Elderly

Robot heads from the Korea Institute of Science and Technology’s Center for Intelligent Robotics perform Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody.” Very weird. Very intense. Very bizarre. What more do you want from a robot performance?  Oh, and they’ve been created to entertain … Continue reading

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The Stupidest yet Fascinating Extremely Vital Robotics Invention — also Involving Drinks

Yes, it’s the very important robotics breakthrough we’ve been waiting for … the Robot Bartender!  (Just developed by the Search-based Planning Laboratory at Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute) eater

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The Stupidest Not-Quite-Ready-For-Prime-Time Kindle

Why the Kindle didn’t take off in 1935:  It was a bit tough to take onto the subway … retronaut

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The Stupidest and Crappiest Get Rich Quick Scheme

As the worldwide economy continues to look somewhat grim, some people take matters into their own hands . . . or other body parts.    Take, for example, modern alchemist Paul Moran of Northern Ireland.    His money-making plan:  turning … Continue reading

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The Stupidest Oceanographic Rumination, Saline Explanation Subsection

Lest you think Snooki is merely an art aficionado, we submit the following evidence that she is also of a scientific bent.  Here she offers her impression of the beach and, with it, a fascinating and, indeed, groundbreaking theory as … Continue reading

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The Stupidest Astoundingly Asinine Astronomical Acronyms

Have you ever wondered Just what are the stupidest sounding astronomic acronyms?  Maybe, just maybe that’s a stupid question.  But if you’ve ever wondered, does Harvard have a site for you — the Dumb or Overly Forced Astronomical Acronyms site, … Continue reading

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The Stupidest Ostensibly Scientific, Genome-Based, Racist Ridiculousness

Ever wondered why certain races are less attractive?  Neither have we.  But some (assholes) have.  So here we are, in the most egregious post ever in Psychology Today…

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The Stupidest Reason There’s No More Life on Mars (but wait, was there EVER life on Mars?)

Science does not know, but Hugo Chavez, President of Venezuela, has decided to speculate…and the reason for the dead red planet is….us. “I have always said, heard, that it would not be strange that there had been civilization on Mars, … Continue reading

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The Stupidest Proof that Video Games Cause Violence

Do videogames cause people to become violent? One very smart TV station in South Korea decided to do a SCIENTIFIC TEST and show that they do. They went to an internet cafe in South Korea, filled with people playing videogames on computers … Continue reading

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The Stupidest Ideas of What Everyday Life Would Be Like In the Future (Future Being Anything After 1950 . . . )

When she [the housewife of 2000] cleans house she simply turns the hose on everything.  Why not?  Furniture– (upholstery included), rugs, draperies, unscratchable floors — all are made of synthetic fabric or waterproof plastic.  After the water has run down … Continue reading

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The Stupidest Alien Encounters

Speaking of aliens, you’ve got to watch out.  We just got a report from a woman who went to bed, then woke up and felt a little weird. . . “So I got in bed, turned off the TV to … Continue reading

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The Stupidest Alien Life Form Discovery in 2010 (as far as we know … )

Stumped for that absolutely unique Christmas gift?  How about an alien life form? OK, they’re only photos of alien life forms, but they’re pretty unique, with great names like “Pentagon Bony Structure”  and “The Red Watani Worm“. They were discovered … Continue reading

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The Stupidest Nuclear-Related Ideas, Inventions & Products

Maybe it’s the radiation, but nuclear power seems to give people somewhat stupid ideas.   Like the following . . . Somewhat Stupid Idea #1) Give personal nuclear weapons to individual soldiers! Why go through all that DEFCON stuff and presidential … Continue reading

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The Top 10 Stupidest Sounding Scientific Research Papers

Let’s get one thing straight here:  Science is serious.  It’s hard.   It helps people.  It finds out things.  And so on.  So who can blame the hard-working scientists who, in the course of working on a vital and complicated study, … Continue reading

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