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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
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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?"

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

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2013-02-28 01:06:37 PM  
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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.

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