The Weirdest Thing You've Done for Science

Jason Rasgon is a professor of Entomology and Disease Epidemiology at Penn State. He studies mosquitoes and the diseases they spread. He asked his Twitter followers to admit the weirdest things they’ve done in their science careers. Since Rasgon works in biology, the thread was overwhelmingly slanted toward gross biology experiments.

But some brave scientists from other disciplines were eventually represented.

And not all replies came from scientists.

There’s a lot more stories, but you might need a strong stomach to read them all. Oh yeah, in the experiment at the top, Andreas Rose found that the “kissing bugs” stayed still when his breath was directed out of the room, and attacked otherwise, so it is apparently the breathing that attracts them. Read the entire Twitter thread here.

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