1. Magnetic Frog
While researching on how to eliminate gravity, Sir Michael Berry and Andre Geim from the Netherlands exposed a frog to super high magnetic fields that made the hapless amphibian to float. They discovered frogs develop magnetic tendencies once exposed to electromagnet fields.
2. Frothy Research
Germans are quite known for their beer tastes and are obsessed with it, to a point where Arnd Leike, a physician did a research on the dissipation of beer froth. He discovered that as beer stays longer in a glass, the remaining froth will take sometime to disappear, while measuring the period froth disappears after being poured into a glass. Talk of a busy physician who loved his frothy ale.
3. Whale Waste
For a long time the whale has been one of the culprits in relation to aspects of global warming as they really breathe lot of carbon dioxide. After a research, however their fecal matter has brought them closer to nature. Their feces were discovered to have a lot of iron, thus very effective and good news for the Southern Oceans that are deficient of iron.
4. Easy Sword Swallowing
Swallowing a sword has been a very strange phenomenon that people still are mesmerized by. Dan Meyer, a researcher set out to unravel “Sword Swallowing and Eventual Side Effects” as the 2006 British Medical Journal shows. He described the process rather simply and easily: Let the gag reflex be suppressed, slip a sword past the vice box right into the esophagus at the same time flipping the epiglottis. Repress muscle contraction waves, which are known to push the food beyond the esophagus and gently keep nudging the person’s heart towards the left and in finality, let the retching reflex be repressed in the stomach. It was supposed to be that simple.
Erectile dysfunction sufferers have Merthyr Mydfil to thank, whose researchers come from the annals of Wales. About 1992, Mydfil researchers carried out clinical trials while testing a novel drug for the treatment of hypertension. It was a total failure since blood pressure never showed any signs of dropping but kept rising with the occasion, as well as another part of the male genitalia. The research would have been thrown to the dogs had the side effect of the drug not been observed. The drug is what is commonly referred to as ‘Viagra’, able to let a particular part of male anatomy freely to defy gravity without the help of human input.