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  • This Study Determined Precisely How Far Penguins Project Their Poop on Random Weirdest Scientific Experiments That You Won't Believe People Actually Got Funding For

    (#10) This Study Determined Precisely How Far Penguins Project Their Poop

    Victor Benno Meyer-Rochow and Jozsef Gal, German and Hungarian researchers, respectively, went on an Antarctic expedition to determine how far penguins project their feces. The two researchers went to Antarctica to observe penguins with the sole mission of measuring just how apt the term "poop shoot" is vis-a-vis penguin defecation. A 60-cm-tall penguin can launch its feces 40 cm.

    Penguins do this in order to keep it away from their nests.

  • We Now Know Pigeons Can Tell The Difference Between Good And Bad Paintings By Children on Random Weirdest Scientific Experiments That You Won't Believe People Actually Got Funding For

    (#11) We Now Know Pigeons Can Tell The Difference Between Good And Bad Paintings By Children

    The quality of children's paintings vary quite drastically, and it's that variance Shigeru Watanabe, a psychologist at Keio University in Tokyo, taught pigeons to recognize. This is actually a continuation of Watanabe's work, who taught pigeons to discern Picasso paintings from Monet's in 1995.

    In 2010, he taught pigeons to judge the works of children between the ages of 9-11, to "grasp the human concept of beauty" by discerning between "crude" and "well-executed" paintings. The pigeons actually concurred unanimously with a panel of 10 adults on which paintings were "good" and which were "bad" in line with the grades the paintings received in the kids' art classes. 

  • Thumb of Dr. Robert E. Cornish Brought Dogs Back To Life In The '30s Using Seesaw Technology video

    (#2) Dr. Robert E. Cornish Brought Dogs Back To Life In The '30s Using Seesaw Technology

    Dr. Robert E. Cornish was a University of California-Berkeley grad who wished to master death. He unsuccessfully attempted this with humans, so he tried with dogs. He actually did see success there. On two occasions, he managed to bring dogs back to life that had just been killed via nitrogen gas suffocation. After the dogs were dead, Cornish fixed the dogs to a seesaw and began lifting them up and down to circulate blood flow while injecting them with anti-coagulants and epinephrine. The dogs returned to life and went on living.

    After his dog success, Cornish wanted to try his method on a human once again. A death row inmate named Thomas McMonigle offered his body for experimentation post-execution, but the state of California wouldn't allow it, fearing the murderer would be immune to further prosecution if returned to life via the double jeopardy clause

  • Penn State Scientists Studied Turkey Sexuality By Seducing Males With Parts Of A Female on Random Weirdest Scientific Experiments That You Won't Believe People Actually Got Funding For

    (#3) Penn State Scientists Studied Turkey Sexuality By Seducing Males With Parts Of A Female

    Stimulate Eliciting Sexual Behavior” was the title of the study done by Dr. Martin Schein and Dr. Edward Hale of Penn State University on turkeys' mating preferences. They wanted to determine whether or not male turkeys are ready to procreate, even if their object of desire is just the severed head of a female. The scientists wanted to see precisely what got a tom turkey's engine revved, so they started with a completely intact (but dead and stuffed) female turkey, then tried removing various parts and documenting the males' level of interest. Apparently, male turkeys are less inclined to mate with a headless female's body than the opposite, as they were more interested in copulating with the severed head.

    The scientists concluded it was the neck that was the deciding factor. While trying the same experiement with chickens, they found the exact opposite was true: they prefer headless bodies as sexual partners.

  • A 21st Century Study Tried To Determine If Fans Help In Extreme Heat And Humidity on Random Weirdest Scientific Experiments That You Won't Believe People Actually Got Funding For

    (#15) A 21st Century Study Tried To Determine If Fans Help In Extreme Heat And Humidity

    Ollie Jay, Ph.D. of the University of Sydney wished to dispel the public health guidance that electric fans are actually dangerous in extreme heat. Jay and his colleagues tested 23-year-old men by putting them in temperature-controlled rooms, starting with temps at 97°F and 25% humidity and working up to 108°F with 70% humidity.

    They measured heart rate and core temperature with and without the presence of electric fans to cool the subjects. They found that electric fans cooled the subjects. 

  • A German Researcher Determined Bearded Dragons Dream on Random Weirdest Scientific Experiments That You Won't Believe People Actually Got Funding For

    (#14) A German Researcher Determined Bearded Dragons Dream

    Gilles Laurent of the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research in Frankfurt, Germany, determined that bearded dragons do, in fact, dream. While the human sleep cycle (or REM cycle, more colloquially) lasts 60-90 minutes, that of bearded dragons is only about 80 seconds long.

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