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And now for something completely different: Out of Context Science blog

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OK, geeks and science nerds – and everybody else.

I just learned of a new blog that may interest you. It’s Out of Context Science, described as a site “in which science articles are badly quoted in ways that are interesting but otherwise completely meaningless.”

For example:

“She recruited 40 volunteers and showed them an unpleasant 12-minute film including graphic scenes of human surgery…Thirty minutes later, half of the group played Tetris for ten minutes.”


“We postulated that there had to be an ‘eat me’ signal that the cancer cells were also carrying…”


“New genes are no longer just vinegar, they are now equally likely to be butter and bread. We were shocked.”

No one should be shocked by the scientific method. Enjoy your visit to the world of Out of Context Science.

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