Rediscovered this paper and had to post the riveting story because it’s one that I couldn’t even begin to make up.
“A plausible explanation for this pregnancy is that spermatozoa gained access to the reproductive organs via the injured gastrointestinal tract.”
NCBI ROFL: That’s one miraculous conception.
A particularly thoughtful person sent this image to me. Combining romance and science?! *swoon*
A Peculiar Box of Ridiculous Inventions: Amoeba Love
A scientific/materials explanation about the sustained popularity of wood in goal sticks.
Nerves in the human hand are particularly sensitive to vibrations of 200-400 times per second. The wooden material tends to vibrate at lower rates, away from this sensitive range. Any vibrations in the 200-400 times per second range die down more quickly than they do in composite sticks, the researchers found.
Why NHL Goalies Prefer Wooden Sticks