Weird Science Roundup: Super-Rats, Heart-Attack Virus, and the Real Breakfast of Champions

By Boonsri Dickinson | May 16, 2009 1:27 pm

Astronaut Mike Massimino is the first man to tweet from space. Now we know for sure that the “launch was awesome!!

Now that the anxiety over swine-flu fears have receded somewhat, a virus that up to 99 percent of us have can cause high blood pressure.

There’s something in the air in Barcelona and Madrid. It’s not love, it’s drugs.

Who needs Gatorade when all you need is the Michael Phelps diet—corn flakes and milk—to perform well.

English rats have reportedly developed resistance to poison. Sometimes we wish evolution were not true.

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MORE ABOUT: diseases, rats, space
  • chemman

    What a bunch of random things! Are these facts ever real? This sounds like someone found a bunch of tabloid headlines and mashed them together. Cornflakes and milk? Sounds like a push for dairy products to me.

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