At Live Science, we delve into science news from around the world every day — and some of those stories can get a little weird. Here are some of the strangest science news articles from this week.
Why are marsh frogs riding on the backs of water buffalo in northern Turkey? It turns out both animals get something out of this relationship. [Read more about the frogs and water buffalo]
Parasitic worm eggs
Germany is considering the approval of the eggs of parasitic worms as a food item — not because they taste good, but because they might help treat autoimmune diseases. However, evidence suggests that these eggs aren't as helpful as some think. [Read more about the parasitic worms]
Motörhead founder, singer and bassist Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister has inspired the name of a newly identified Jurassic-period crocodile relative. The beast is called Lemmysuchus obtusidens, or "Lemmy's blunt-toothed crocodile." [Read more about the giant croc relation]
We all know about flying squirrels, but were you aware that they have a 160-million-year-old counterpart that lived during the Jurassic period? Researchers found fossils in China of two previously unknown species that glided from tree to tree. [Read more about the furry flyers]
Step away from the Moscow mule cocktail! If the drink is served in a copper-lined mug, the copper in the mug could leach into your drink, potentially leading to copper poisoning. [Read the full story about the Moscow mule advisory]
A denture fixative containing zinc caused a man in the United Kingdom to lose feeling in both of his legs. But why did this happen? [Read more about the problems with ingesting too much zinc]
It may seem counterintuitive to make a less-than-perfect robot, but researchers found that people like robots better when the droids make a few mistakes. [Read more about the unexpected robot finding]
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