Just for fun

Here is some science humor that didn't fit anywhere else on the site.

Some hands-on activities that can be done with the Exploratorium business card.

Anyone who went through undergraduate education in the sciences will appreciate this lab report.

In a similar vein, here are some actual answers given on science tests. Did you know that the pistol of a flower is its only protection against insects?

And more student humor -- a great proof that Hell is exothermic.

Here is a proof that girls are evil.

A trippy visual illusion and some really weird optical illusions.

Weird Experiments (click on link to "film clips")
A collection of classic experiments -- some quirky, some essential to modern psychology (such as conditioning, or a fascinating account of the Milgrim experiment). In the 1960s, one researcher summed up 70 years of research on falling cats: As can be seen, the turning cat raises a lot of interesting problems, even though their solution may not be of much practical importance except to other cats.

WARNING: This product warps space and time in its vicinity.
We are proposing that, as responsible scientists, we join together in an intensive push for new laws that will mandate the conspicuous placement of suitably informative warnings on the packaging of every product offered for sale in the United States of America.

This isn't funny so much as COOL.20Q.net is a computer version of 20 questions, and the computer guesses what you're thinking of. Try it. Eerie.

And similarly, another program to test your subconscious. It's uncanny....

The Annals of Improbable Research. Science humor is not an oxymoron. They also host the annual Ig Nobel Prizes, awarded for research that "cannot or should not be reproduced".

Is your life without meaning? You may want to worship at the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster. This tongue-in-cheek religion pokes some serious fun at the intelligent design movement.

The Darwin Awards is a dangerous place to visit, at least if you have other things in your life you want to do.

Switch to Linux. Supervillains do.

 

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