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!! OMG, puff, puff, pass: Scientists say Dolphins ‘deliberately get high’ on Puffer Fish nerve toxins and pass them around !!

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The creators of Dolphins: Spy in the Pod, a series produced for BBC One, placed spy cameras hidden in fake turtles, fish and squid to film 900 hours of footage showing dolphins in their natural habitats. What they caught on film, you may never expect!

“Young dolphins were seen carefully manipulating a certain kind of puffer fish which, if provoked, releases a nerve toxin. Though large doses of the toxin can be deadly, in small amounts it is known to produce a narcotic effect, and the dolphins appeared to have worked out how to make the fish release just the right amount.
After chewing the puffer gently and passing it round, they began acting most peculiarly, hanging around with their noses at the surface as if fascinated by their own reflection.

This sounds like total Coral-reefer MADNESS type shit! Ursula The Sea Witch is totally behind this — Next we’re gonna hear she’s turned Ariel into some sort of junkie like Christiane F!
[via independent.co.uk]

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!! OMG, a double-donged dude: Top 10 Most Fascinating Questions And Responses from last night’s Reddit with a man with TWO penises !!

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OK so we’re having a bit of a “Weird Science” kind of morning here at OMG Blog. First glow-in-the-dark-pigs, and now — the bisexual dude with TWO penises.
“The Guy With Two Penises” became an instant Reddit sensation last night when he held a Q&A about living with two penises — and he picked the very subtle Reddit username of “DoubleDickDude” to do so.
Find RollingStone‘s ‘Top 10 Most Fascinating Questions And Responses’ from the interview after the jump!

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!! OMG, do you like green eggs and HAM?: Scientists create glow-in-the-dark pigs using jellyfish DNA !!

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If you’re planning your next midnight truffle hunt, or an all-day breakfast buffet rave, then you’re in luck this week as scientists were able to isolate a fluorescent protein in jellyfish DNA and inject it into pig embryos! FINALLY! Here I was, waiting for them to cure cancer, and instead we have glow-in-the-dark piglets.
But in all seriousness, researchers do have good reason for their studies and say:

“The technique is being developed to help create medicines and therapies for patients in a more cost-effective manner. Eventually, genetically engineered animals might be used to produce beneficial enzymes for such maladies as hemophilia. “[W]e can make those enzymes a lot cheaper in animals rather than a factory that will cost millions of dollars to build,”

The piglets are expected to live full lives (unless they get turned into glow-in the dark bacon, which could also be pretty rad — sorry, but you have to admit).
[via the verge]

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!! OMG, gayface really exists: Scientists discover shape differences in faces of gay & straight men !!

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The “Gayface”! For years our community has joked about that frozen stare you sometimes get from another guy walking down the street directed towards you. That pronounced raised-eyebrow kind of look, an intense pursed lip maybe. A gaze falls upon you where you’re not quite sure whether that person you’re looking at wants to sleep with you, or actually just wants to claw your eyes out (SPOILER: They probably just want to claw my eyes out).
ANYWAY, scientists are about to blow your mind away this week again by coming forward with FACTUAL EVIDENCE that there are, in fact, very specific varying traits that differentiate a homosexual male’s face to a heterosexual male’s face. According to FeelGuide.com

“From Homosexual men showed relatively wider and shorter faces, smaller and shorter noses, and rather massive and more rounded jaws, resulting in a mosaic of both feminine and masculine features. In Study 2, we tested the accuracy of sexual orientation judgment from standardized facial photos which were assessed by 80 independent raters. Binary logistic regression showed no effect of attributed sexual orientation on self-reported sexual orientation. However, homosexual men were rated as more masculine than heterosexual men, which may explain the misjudgment of sexual orientation. Thus, our results showed that differences in facial morphology of homosexual and heterosexual men do not simply mirror variation in femininity, and the stereotypic association of feminine looking men as homosexual may confound judgments of sexual orientation.”

You didn’t even finish reading that quote did you? You’re totally scanning through Facebook right now checking out questionable straight guys’ mugs. Anyway, I’m digging the part about how we’re more butch than straight dudes. HA! Science, has done it again!

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!! OMG, I’ve got eyes in the back of my head: Chinese man grows new nose on forehead !!

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Wow, — if only Michael Jackson could have lived to have seen this! A Chinese man who suffered severe nasal trauma during a traffic accident last year has grown a new nose on his forehead! The surgeons who grew it say that after 9 months of growth, the nose is finally ready for its transplant. It’s the kind of story that really pulls on your heartstrings!
It always surprises me where people decide to grow their new clone organs. (Personally, I would probably pick lower back, or underarm, but that’s just me!) Also, I LOVE science and everything — but the photo of that shit is just NASTY. So take a look after the jump in case you happen to be eating at your desk while reading this and aren’t into getting the barfs.

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