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Funny scientific article titles... take 2!

Seriously, Science?
By Seriously Science
Apr 18, 2016 3:00 PMNov 20, 2019 3:38 AM


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A while back we wrote an article for Slate about the funny (and sometimes inappropriate) titles scientists give their papers. Since then, our readers have flooded our email with more examples, many of which were from their own papers. Here are a few of our favorite fun, clever, and just plain odd paper titles... enjoy!

Female morphology, web design, and the potential for multiple mating in Nephila clavipes: do fat-bottomed girls make the spider world go round?Super-mesenteric-vein-expia-thrombosis, the clinical sequelae can be quite atrocious.Comfortably Numb: Desensitizing Effects of Violent Media on Helping OthersFriends Don't Let Friends Eat Cookies: Effects of restrictive eatingnorms on consumption among friends.Physician, where art thou?Anomalous Optoelectronic Properties of Chiral Carbon Nanorings…and One Ring to Rule Them All.Breaking Badly: DFT-D2 Gives Sizeable Errors for Tensile Strengths in Palladium-Hydride Solids.Women are sort of more tentative than men, aren't they?Super Bowls: Serving Bowl Size and Food ConsumptionCochlear development: hair cells don their wigs and get wiredAn In-Depth Analysis of a Piece of Shit: Distribution of Schistosoma mansoni and Hookworm Eggs in Human StoolUranus: the rings are black. Related content: NCBI ROFL: An endoscopic Jack-o’-Lantern NCBI ROFL: The Tie retraction syndrome. NCBI ROFL: Scientific abstract or action movie sequence?

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