25 Most Ridiculous Research Papers Ever Published

While there is plenty of quality research out there, every basket has some bad apples. These are the 25 most ridiculous research papers ever published.

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Several researchers at Shiseido Research Center in Yokohama came out with a study concluding that people who think they have foot odor do, and people who don't, don't.

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The Oregon State Health Division and Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine pioneered a study about salmonella excretions in joy riding pigs

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John Mack of Harvard Medical School and David Jacobs of Temple University performed a study which concluded that people who believe they were kidnapped by aliens from outer space probably were.

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Several researchers recently performed a very official study of constipation among US military service members.

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Although they officially denied it, the Japanese Meteorological Society allegedly performed a seven year study of whether earthquakes are cause by catfish wiggling their tails.

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There was an extensive study published in the Journal of Periodontology in 1990 concerning patient preference for waxed vs unwaxed floss.

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The International Journal of Neuroscience released a report title "The Effects of Unilateral Forced Nostril Breathing on Cognition". In other words, whether breathing through one nostril makes you smarter or not.

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The Institute of Food Research in the UK performed a groundbreaking analysis of soggy breakfast cereal entitled "A Study on the Effects of Water Content on the Compaction Behaviour of Breakfast Cereal Flakes.

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Sintef Unimed in Norway and the Technical University of Denmark published a study that conclusively proved wearing wet underwear in the cold was not a good idea. It's full title was "The Impact of Wet Underwear on Thermoregulatory Responses and Thermal Comfort in the Cold."

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Several researchers at the University of Bergen, Norway released a report with the title "Effect of Ale, Garlic, and Soured Cream on the Appetite of Leeches."

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15

University of Buffalo researchers released a report in the Journal of Periodontology which concluded that financial strain is a risk indicator for destructive periodontal disease.

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Aston University in England released a report proving that toast tends to fall on the buttered side. It was published in the European Journal of Physics

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The University Hospital of Zurich, the Kansai Medical University in Osaka, and the Neuroscience Technology Research Center in Prague performed a massively overfunded study of people's brainwaves while chewing on different flavors of bubblegum

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Wilkes University in conjunction with Muzak Holdings conducted a study showing that listening to elevator music stimulates immune system production and may help prevent the common cold.

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The State University of New York at Albany released a report entitled "Chicken Plucking as Measure of Tornado Wind Speed.

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The University of Surrey, England performed a study called "The Possible Pain Experienced During Execution by Different Methods." They concluded that in spite of the perception that most forms of capital punishment are relatively painless, with the exception of intravenous injection this view is almost certainly wrong.

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In 1996 there was a research paper published in the Journal of Analytical Psychology with the title "Farting as a defence against unspeakable dread".

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The University of Bristol performed a study that was published in Nature Magazine on the optimal way to dunk a biscuit

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The University of East Anglia published a report calculating the best way to make a teapot spout that does not drip.

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Dalhousie University released a research report entitle "The Comparative Palatability of Some Dry-Season Tadpoles from Costa Rica"

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The University of Nijmegen in the Netherlands and Bristol University in England performed an experiment that was published in the European Journal of Physics wherein they magnetically levitated frogs.

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Cornell University and the University of Illinois published a modest report titled "Unskilled and Unaware of it: How Difficulties in Recognizing One's Own Incompetence Lead to Inflated Self-Assessments

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The Scottish Medical Journal released an alarming study with the title "The Collapse of Toilets in Glasgow"

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McGill University in Canada made waves with their impactful medical report "Injuries Due to Falling Coconuts"

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The University of Massachusetts came out with a partial explanation of the shower-curtain effect, or why the shower curtain tends to billow inwards while a shower is being taken.

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