10 Of The Strangest Research Papers Ever Published



Science is quite a serious matter in some communities, and research papers on new topics and findings are published regularly in some of the most prestigious journals and websites in the entire world. However, some scientists appear to look into some odd happenings and research while working, so you can just imagine the type of paper they end up writing at the end of the day. We have truly been curious to know whether or not a woodpecker can get a headache, so one British study went into detail to figure it out. Here are ten of the most bizarre research papers ever published.

Do Woodpeckers Get Headaches?

Wondering whether or not a woodpecker can get a headache from their daily activities is definitely odd, but a research paper on the topic was submitted to the British Journal of Ophthalmology in 2002. The simple answer is no, they cannot/do not get a headache.

A Pound Of Feathers Or A Pound Of Lead?

Obviously, to anyone who has studied this specific topic previously, both a pound of feathers and a pound lead weigh exactly the same thing – they are just different materials. Researchers at Illinois State University determined that people think the lead actually weighs more, which is not true.