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Weird Science Roundup: Swallow the Higgs Boson, Snort Chocolate, and Love Gay Elephants

DiscoblogBy Rachel CernanskyApr 10, 2009 6:24 PM


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• "We didn't pay 37 million zlotys [7.6 million pounds] for the largest elephant house in Europeto have a gay elephant live there" —Polish politician Michal Grzes. • A chocolate inhaler now provides calorie-free indulgence in four flavors: raspberry, mint, mango, and plain. Inhaled mango-flavored chocolate powder? Really? • What to do if you—oops!—swallow the Higgs boson. • A divorced couple fights over frozen dog sperm. • Watch a spider roll like an eight-spoked wheel. • And, a humpback whale was spotted swimming under New York City's Verrazano Bridge! Watch it surface here.

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