A name given in Kosovo in honor of a certain British politician. Can ancient pottery be used to play back recorded voices from the distant past? Buttered toast phenomenon. Buttered cat paradox. Cneoridium dumosum Nuttall Hooker F. This scientific paper has the longest article name on Wikipedia. The paper itself only has five words, though. Eminent Soviet biologist and father of the canine head transplant. Russian girl who claims to have X-ray vision.
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Further research is needed. Some researchers are researching its effects, but FRIN Gilbert U Atomic Energy Laboratory. You may have had a chemistry set when you were a child. I bet it didn't come with radioactive substances in the box. Leaping Lazarus!
Somewhat like Monty Python 's Dead Parrotit's not really dead; it's just resting. List of Ig Nobel Prize winners. Nobel Prize meets Weird Science. A parody of science that purports to study what lies beyond the realm of metaphysics. Pathological science.
A pejorative term for scientific ideas that will simply not "go away", long after they are given up on as wrong by the majority of scientists in the field. A wildly successful list of scientists in which all signatories 1 support evolution2 oppose intelligent designand 3 are named Steve or a variation of that name Steven, Stephan, Stephanie, etc.
Physicist Alan Sokal demonstrates that at least some postmodernists can't see an emperor with no clothes. Timeline of the far future. A phenomenon found in psychological and sociological research which suggests that people associate more positive attributes with the general social category of women compared to men.
Anatoli Bugorski. What happens when you stick your head in a particle accelerator? Including whitepinkpurple, blue A year-old, known as the Radioactive Boy Scoutwho irradiated his back yard attempting to build a nuclear breeder reactor from spare parts. Demon core. A two-time radioactive killer.
Fictional elements, isotopes and atomic particles. Fourth, fifth, and sixth derivatives of position. Named after a famous cereal phenomenon. Frog battery. A curious experiment to determine the existence of animal electricity. A phenomenon involving a persistent and invasive low-frequency noise of a humming character and unknown origin, not audible to all people, reported in various geographical locations. A serious piece of scientific apparatus whose name has induced sniggering among English-speaking schoolchildren for over years.
List of unusual units of measurement. An alternative theory of integrated circuits : once the smoke is released they no longer work. Something in the lab not working? Technical difficulties? Blame this guy.
Quantum suicide and immortality. What happens when you blow in a hole in a tube? Hot air comes out one end and cold air comes out the other. No consensus reached on why it happens yet. A strange unit of distance used to measure the Harvard Bridge. Sound of fingernails scraping chalkboard. Does a mystery sound from the bottom of the sea indicate that Cthulhu may awake? Snow in Florida. International Flat Earth Research Society. Kentucky meat shower. List of unexplained sounds. Mumbai "sweet" seawater incident.
Red rain in Kerala. South-up map orientation. The crew of Apollo 17 snapped Earth with Antarctica on top. NASA followed Ptolemy and rotated it "back". An ill-fated attempt to reach the North Pole in An unlucky park ranger who was hit by lightning on seven separate occasions.
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Azidoazide azide. List of chemical compounds with unusual names. Some a consequence of their constituents or origins, others simply the work of whimsical chemists. Thomas Midgley, Jr. Pitch drop experiment. The world's most viscous liquid dripping out of a funnel since There's been 9 drops so far. Proton-enhanced nuclear induction spectroscopy. A nuclear magnetic resonance technique with a very long name, so we can just call it penis.
A bullet-resistant frozen-water compound once used in an attempt to create an aircraft carrier. A term used to describe any material with properties that are unlikely or impossible for any real material to possess. Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster. Embryo space colonization.
Extraterrestrial real estate. A small statuette which is the only sculpture on the Moon. Fe, Fi, Fo, Fum, and Phooey. Five mice who circled the Moon 75 times on Apollo Among the last eight Earthlings to travel to the Moon, upon returning to Earth the four remaining living mice were soon murdered and dissected in the name of science "That's one small squeak Hot, dust-obscured galaxies. List of hypothetical Solar System objects.
The planets that could have been. You think Pluto had it rough? At least it got its fifteen minutes of astronomical fame. A Mars mission that failed after the spacecraft housing failed to open following launch.
It was unable to deploy its solar panels and ran out of power. It is still orbiting the Sun. Mars Climate Orbiter. Another failed Mars mission that disintegrated in the Martian atmosphere due to a unit conversion error. Moon landing conspiracy theories. Fake photos, slow-motion cameras and secret studios. All directed by Stanley Kubrick.
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Space elevator competitions. Stolen and missing Moon rocks. Solway Firth Spaceman. Sylacauga meteorite. The first fallen meteorite in recorded history to have verifiably injured a human.
A star that has been suggested to have an alien megastructure surrounding it. Voyager Golden Record. A compilation of sounds and images of humanity on a phonograph record made of gold-plated copper. It was sent to space in and is currently the farthest man-made object from Earth. A hot Jupiter exoplanet where it rains liquid iron. Accessory breast. An unusual neurological disorder, also known as " Dr. Strangelove syndrome", whereby one of the sufferer's hands seems to take on a life of its own.
Auto-brewery syndrome. Like a microbrewery in your digestive system. Banana equivalent dose. Taking a close look at a toilet bowl for the sake of science. The scale was inspired by eye charts. LP) bizarre type of alternative medicine. Young's Ideal Rectal Dilators.
The notion that food dropped on the floor is safe to eat only as long as it's picked up within five seconds. Hair-grooming syncope. Human—animal breastfeeding. Also known as "Human Werewolf Syndrome ". Hypoalgesic effect of swearing. Huffing the gas from fermented human feces for a hallucinating effect. Those hungry, wriggling little larvae will clean up festering wounds because they are hungry. Maple syrup urine disease.
Medical students' disease. A condition frequently reported in medical students who perceive themselves to be experiencing the symptoms of the diseases they are studying. Mellified Man. A disease, most envied by poker players, that makes facial expressions impossible. An obscure New World tribe with some interesting practices. A study proves that most belly button fluff is blue and that women are less likely to have it.
A diagnostic test for Alzheimer's disease which measures subjects' ability to smell peanut butter through each nostril. Photic sneeze reflex. Retained surgical instruments. Schmidt sting pain index. An entomologist is stung by just about everything known to sting and, en route, describes the pain involved in terms of a four-point comparative scale.
Supernumerary nipple. A condition in which one has an additional nipple. Apparently 1 in 18 people have this condition. A form of surgery where a hole is drilled or scraped into the skull. It was thought that such a procedure could cure problems like epilepsy or allow a person to enter into a higher state of consciousness. Uncombable hair syndrome. Ever wanted to defecate and have sex at the same time? Well now you can! A supposed Ancient Greek sex toymade of bread. An unusual tax meant to enforce the caste system in an indirect way.
A hoax illness allegedly affecting male cello players. An orgasm caused by exercising of the core abdominal muscles. Allegedly a sex move involving punching one's partner in the back of the head during intercourse. A once-common diagnosis of a range of symptoms in women, cured through masturbation.
An urban legend about a sexual practice purportedly conducted by some male celebrities, most notably Eminem. Hamster zona-free ovum test. A test — sometimes called a "hamster test" — involving human semenhamster eggs and a petri dish.
Scientific data on average size, racial variations, surgical enlargement and urban legends. Allegedly cut off after his death and, among other things, displayed at a museum in Manhattan. National Masturbation Day. Not related to the weekand certainly not related to the month. A medical condition where one of two conjoined twins lacks essential organs and must rely on the other for survival, often leeching its blood. An especially rare variant of this, fetus in fetuinvolves one partially formed fetus developing within the body of the other.
A colloquial term referring to a type of mass hysteria or panic where males grow fearful of removal or shrinking of the penis. Persistent genital arousal disorder. Puppy pregnancy syndrome. A condition found in remote regions of India in which people believe they have conceived a puppy shortly after being bitten by a dog. Self-inflicted caesarean section.
A form of parasomnia similar to sleepwalking that causes people to engage in sexual acts while they are asleep. He lived for 5 years despite doctors' expectations that he would only live for 1 year. A Frenchwoman with the longest verified human lifespan in recorded history. She was at the time of her death. An American trainee doctor who went to unusual lengths in his quest to prove that yellow fever is not contagious.
A 19th-century construction worker who survived a three-foot-long 0. His resultant behavioral changes have made him an important figure in the development of neuroscience. James Harrison blood donor. Abigail and Brittany Hensel. Conjoined twins with separate heads but joined bodies.
Eugene Landy. A psychologist who developed a form of hour therapy and later became business partners with one of his many celebrity patients, Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys. A 19th-century Scottish surgeon who, among other things, performed what has been described as "The only operation in history with a percent mortality rate".
A doctor who, against the consensus of mainstream medicine, drank a vial of bacterial culture to prove that stomach ulcers were caused by bacteria rather than stress, spicy foods, and too much acid as was believed at the time. He won the Nobel Prize for it, too. A 19th-century French-Canadian fur trader who survived a gunshot wound and was left with a hole in his stomach, which allowed revolutionary experiments on digestion to be conducted. A Peruvian girl who gave birth to a son when she was five years old, becoming the youngest human mother on record.
A man in India with a inch 33 cm tail. The only person known to be both a dwarf and a giant. Tarrare c. Mary Toft. An English woman who hoaxed doctors into believing that she had given birth to rabbits.
Alice in Wonderland syndrome. Distortions of perception that may include one's surroundings appearing too large or too small, faint noises sounding loud, or time slowing to a trickle.
Anton-Babinski syndrome. Broca's aphasia. You know when you have a word on tip of your tongue but you just can't remember it? It's that, but with every word. Charles Bonnet syndrome. Millions of perfectly sane people are having freakish hallucinations — and just not admitting it.
A distorted representation of the human body based on areas of the brain dedicated to processing motor functions for different body parts. Blindness and similar disabilities caused by anxiety.
Unknown forces cause large groups of people to dance hysterically until dropping from exhaustion in multiple incidents in Europe from the 13th to 17th centuries. Electromagnetic hypersensitivity.
Voluntary or involuntary defecation in persons who are toilet trained older than 4 years of age. Exploding head syndrome. You black out and when you wake up years have passed, you're in a different city, you have a new name and have lived a different life while you were unconscious.
Also known as dissociative fugue or psychogenic fugue. Foreign accent syndrome. Homicidal sleepwalking. A real parasomnia that has been successfully used as a defence in court. Jumping Frenchmen of Maine. Like Tourette syndromebut more Gallic. A behavioral disorder with some very odd symptoms, including "hypersexuality" and a desire to examine objects with the mouth.
Named after two doctors who gave psychotropic drugs to lobotomized monkeys. Mariko Aoki phenomenon. A Japanese expression referring to an urge to defecate that is suddenly felt after entering bookstores. When a late-night radio host claims to have been brainwashed by the CIA, you may want to think twice.
Being clinically disappointed by Paris. Particularly common among Japanese tourists. Not to be confused with Jerusalem syndrome or Stockholm syndrome. A type of delusion in which a sufferer denies ownership of a limb or an entire side of the body. A psychosomatic illness that causes rapid heartbeat, dizziness, fainting, confusion and even hallucinations when an individual is exposed to art or natural beauty.
Tanganyika laughter epidemic. The Truman Show delusion. Those afflicted feel they are being watched all the time by a television audience, like Jim Carrey in the movie The Truman Show.
The consumption of urine. Not always for survival reasons. An alleged mental disorder that caused patients to write endless rows of zeroes. Fear of feces or even defecation, and possibly enjoying constipation. Animal attacks. Not kidding: death by beavers, bunnies, squirrels, cats and other things you should not have as pets. Anting bird activity.
Conservation-induced extinction. Depopulation of cockroaches in post-Soviet states. Dog—cat relationship. A deceptive beetle larva that entices its own predators by feigning prey-like movements in order to eat its predator. Exploding toads. An as-yet unexplained phenomenon observed in April in Germany and Denmark. Suggested as a possible weapons delivery system.
No, the fish are not trippin'; they will cause hallucinations if ingested. It is not known if hallucinations will occur if one fish consumes another. Israel-related animal conspiracy theories. Has an animal looked suspicious? It was probably Israel.
A grotesque-looking sea monster made from the corpse of a ray. Lioconcha hieroglyphica. List of animals displaying homosexual behavior. List of animals with fraudulent diplomas. Mostly due to pranks pulled on diploma mills.
London Underground mosquito. A species of mosquito that lives in underground railways. Love dart. Droppings of a nightingale variety used in facials. Some claim that it helps with acne. MEDical Reliable Source.
Orbiting Frog Otolith. Paracerceis sculpta. A species of isopod that has some males that mimic females and others that mimic juveniles, allowing them to mate without the alpha males realising what is going on behind their backs.
Pasilalinic-sympathetic compass. Telepathic communication is not possible in snails no matter how far apart they may be. Nothing else has been ruled out. A literal figurative variety of cockfighting between some species of flatworm. Prostitution among animals. Did you know that prostitution exists among animals? Rotating locomotion in living systems. Shortarse feelerfish. Bathumycops brevianalis is a fish so named for its short anal fins — brevianalis meaning "short anus".
Stephens Island wren. Supernumerary body part. Having an extra body part, be it as simple as an eleventh finger or as extreme as a second head! Suriname toad. A feature of Stegosaurus anatomy named after a Far Side comic strip. Tongue-eating louse. A parasitic crustacean that, when female they are hermaphroditicattaches to and then destroys a fish's tongue, hooks itself to the remaining stub and becomes the fish's new tongue.
Traumatic insemination. A form of mating in invertebrates in which the male stabs the female in the abdomen with his penis, and injects his sperm through the wound.
The practice of growing small jar-shaped kittens caused controversy years after it was revealed to be a hoax. A cat that supposedly haunts government buildings in Washington, D. One of the national treasures of Turkey.
Cow tipping. Cannibalism in poultry. See: tastes like chicken. Chicken DanceChicken dance. Valuable for the mitigation of damage from bird strikes. The chicken carcass must be thawed first, though. A British project to lay nuclear mines in West Germany during the Cold War that were planned to be kept warm by live chickens.
Electrical disruptions caused by squirrels. Sometimes squirrels can cause a power outage. Berserk llama syndrome. A pig bred to look like the flag of Denmarkto circumvent prohibition of the flag. It is said to enhance sexual potency in men and was banned by the Chinese government from the Olympics.
The dog ate my homework. Domesticated silver fox. The next time a whale washes on shore in one Oregon county, the authorities will leave the dynamite at home. Blobs of organic matter found washed up on beaches, which are frequently as mysterious as they are disgusting.
Implanted electrodes let researchers "steer the animal over an obstacle course, making it twist, turn and even jump on demand". Pornographic movies created to achieve sexual arousal for Giant pandaswhich have been proven to be unaffected by the popular drug Viagra. A fictitious order of mammal invented by a German zoologist with a sense of humour. Street dogs in Moscow. Dubbed the "world's loneliest whale", it vocalizes at a frequency used by no known whale species.
Possibly the oldest creature of modern times, this year-old tortoise was the former pet of Robert Clive of the British East India Company.
A chimpanzee who used human toilet facilities, moonwalkedand allegedly attempted suicide. A cat famed for traveling on a bus around PlymouthEngland. Dusty the Klepto Kitty. Enumclaw horse sex case.
An unfortunate case of a horse riding a manas opposed to a man riding a horse. Ireland 's favourite dolphin. A Humboldt penguin who gained worldwide fame after apparently falling in love with a cutout of an anime character. Hoover the talking seal. A left-coiled snail who became famous after a campaign to find another left-coiled snail so he could mate. Oldest known living terrestrial animal in the world if it weren't Adwaita. He made the reverse of the 5p of Saint Helena.
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The last known individual of the species Pinta Island tortoise. He was known as the rarest creature in the world. Mike the Headless Chicken.
A chimpanzeesubject of long-running studies into animal language acquisitionnamed punningly for linguist Noam Chomsky. Osama bin Laden elephant. An elusive elephant who terrorized the jungle of Assam. He was eventually shot, but there are those who question the official story of his death. Much like his famous namesake. A hospice cat who was featured in the New England Journal of Medicine for his purported ability to predict the impending death of terminally ill patients.
Hippo and tortoise that befriended each other after the Indian Ocean Tsunami. A now-deceased psychic octopus who could predict the winner of football games, notably during the FIFA World Cup. Ravens of the Tower of London. Ravens used as soldiers in the Tower of London.
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