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(Phys Org2)   Eyeballs transplanted to some random part of a tadpole's body convey vision even without a direct neural connection to the brain. C'mon man, you're just messing with us now   (phys.org) divider line 15
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2013-02-28 09:31:40 AM
So, what are you going to do today?

I don't know, figure I'll transplant some random body parts on a tadpole.  You?

[stunned silence]

So, up for the gym after work?

/I want to see the rest of the batch
 
2013-02-28 09:33:27 AM
Soon, the one-eyed trouser snake will actually BE a one-eyed trouser snake.
 
2013-02-28 09:33:44 AM
This bodes well for the face snatch.
 
2013-02-28 09:34:11 AM
"So what's this research grant for again?"
"I want to take random parts of various animals and transplant them to other areas on their bodies to see if I can get them to work"
"What's the goal of this study again?"
"Frankenstein"

*stamps approval
"Good luck!"
 
2013-02-28 09:40:54 AM
upload.wikimedia.org

Paging Dr. Rakarth, Dr. Rakarth to the insanitarium!
 
2013-02-28 09:47:23 AM
As a time-traveler, I can say, this is why I have awesome things.

//Not really a time-traveler, but I could play one on TV.
 
2013-02-28 11:06:10 AM
Dr. Mordenheim or Dr Hibbert?
 
2013-02-28 11:37:08 AM
Do the ignobel prizes have a "best use of mad science in academic research"?  This should at least be in contention.  Also we need to encourage as much mad science as possible.
 
2013-02-28 12:44:49 PM
This was a chihuahua

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-02-28 01:06:37 PM
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-02-28 01:39:57 PM
This is cool. The exiting part is not putting eyes on your butt, but a step in decoding the packets for eye signals.

Once we do that, we can manufacture eyes.
 
2013-02-28 02:21:42 PM
Soon, my plan to transplant eyes to the tips of my fingers will come to fruition, and then I will destroy Batman!
 
2013-02-28 04:28:09 PM
They done studies with blind people in which they'd be able to guess with suprising accuracy how many fingers were being held in front of their face.
 
2013-02-28 06:41:36 PM

mcmnky: This is cool. The exiting part is not putting eyes on your butt, but a step in decoding the packets for eye signals.

Once we do that, we can manufacture eyes.


www.brmovie.com
 
2013-03-01 08:25:15 AM
Where's PETA?? I guess I will have to release the tadpoles myself.
 
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