2017 Strangest, Funniest, Crazy PopSci Story


This is the most magical moment of the year: the week between Christmas and the New Year. The road was empty and the fridge was full of leftovers. Oh, my god, there were only three people in our office.

Although academia has (rightly) examined the holidays, leaving science newsweekly as active as a funeral home, we know that your desire for an interesting story will never stop. Therefore, from our very cold from these (why is it so cold) from popular office in Manhattan office and our respective parents all over the country on the sofa, there are stories from 2017, let’s say “what now?

We hope you like them.

Nightmare monsters from hell’s fingertips

It still bothers me.

But it also reminds me that nature has given us more to celebrate than we are, which has inspired the list of the world’s weirdest animals. Related, I recently ranked the most mysterious buzzing in the world, and I think this is probably my best work to date.

The deer is evil

Mary beth Griggs

I always knew that the deer provided us. The story of Sarah Fecht has finally shown to the world what I have long believed: the deer is the worst. (predator alert: they were caught for the first time.)

Monkeys have sex with deer

Rachel Feltman

In other deer-related stories, the story of the monkey’s sexual contact with the deer (yes, deer) really opened my eyes. This is an interesting story, not as serious as most people in the title. I promise you, you will be inspired by these monkeys. My mom says this article is a subversive social commentary? Could she be right?

What’s in your head?

The review of random objects found in people’s skulls is definitely my weirdest/most amazing story of 2017. Warning: this post may lead you to believe that something is in your skull. Don’t worry, it’s all in your head.

Adjusting the signature “thwack” of the golf club sounds like a million dollars

Stan Horaczek

It’s my choice, because it sounds completely insane, and golf companies spend millions of dollars adjusting golf clubs, just like they’re instruments. But…

What’s the worst case scenario?

Mary beth Griggs

One of the more eccentric book excerpts, we’ve done that to tell you exactly what your body is if you get thrown into a volcano.


This list, we’ll take amazon’s new waterproof Kindle to get my vote. Because I put an e-book reader in the bathtub, and because the word “wet” makes me laugh.

Imagine never eating Onions or garlic again

Sara Chodosh

This isn’t a freak, but I like our new editorial assistant account of her strange intolerance, especially because the leak her guts (not complain pun) has prompted a gi tons of people send a thank-you note to her attention to help them achieve their allium is not tolerated.

Don’t tattoo your eyeballs

Billy CARDS,

Billy just said, “idk, eyeball tattoos are weird.”


Watch PopSci employees eat the hottest chips in the world

I’ve always wanted to know the appeal of people who like spicy food. I read this; I saw the pain that followed (more than 24 hours, not even an ice cream chaser). I still don’t quite understand

Strange tourists from outer space

Mary beth Griggs

If I had to pick, the oddest thing for me this year was the discovery of “oumuamua,” the first confirmed interstellar object in our solar system. What’s clear is that it’s fun to go into something that’s named weird outer space.

We still receive an email from Big Mayo on this question

Rachel Feltman

Kendra pierre-louis is engaged in a low-profile war on mayonnaise, and in October she proposed “scientific” evidence for universal condiments. Personally, I like Mayo. But the man, kendra is deeply drilled into this. And men oh, do we get some weird emails.


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