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Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Norwegian Researchers Prove There is No Shortage of Masochists

I would volunteer for lots of experiments. Testing the effects of cocaine on the human body. Determining how many times an average man can have sex with super models before becoming completely exhausted. Even seeing if it's possible for one man to spend $30 million in 30 days like Richard Pryor in Brewster's Millions. But volunteering to be burned by jellyfish is just plain stupid, in this pseudo-blogger's not-so-humble opinion.
Norwegian researchers are calling for bold, non-hairy humans to bare their arms and be stung by jellyfish — in the name of science.

Testing a new sun screen, aimed at protecting against jellyfish stings, the University of Oslo said it wants volunteers to be burned by jellyfish tentacles on both arms — one with ordinary sun block, the other with anti-jellyfish sun lotion.

"You're supposed to get burned. If you're not, then the tests have been a waste of time," Torgrim Andersen, spokesman for the university's biology department, said Wednesday.
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The compensation? Three bottles of anti-jellyfish sun screen, of course — provided by the sponsor of the trial, the Norwegian sun cream company AC-SunCare.

Any takers? More here.

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