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.

For tiny marsh frogs in Turkey, a water buffalo is like a walking buffet.
For tiny marsh frogs in Turkey, a water buffalo is like a walking buffet.
Credit: Zduniak et al.

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]  

A human whipworm (<em>Trichuris trichiura</em>) egg. A company in Germany wants to sell the eggs of a related parasite, the pig whipworm (<em>Trichuris suis</em>).
A human whipworm (Trichuris trichiura) egg. A company in Germany wants to sell the eggs of a related parasite, the pig whipworm (Trichuris suis).
Credit: CDC

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]

One of the scientists to describe <i>Lemmysuchus</i> proposed that it be named for Motörhead's Lemmy Kilmister.
One of the scientists to describe Lemmysuchus proposed that it be named for Motörhead's Lemmy Kilmister.
Credit: Copyright Mark Witton/Trustees of the Natural History Museum, London (left); DFP Photographic/Shutterstock (right)

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]

<em>Maiopatagium furculiferum</em> was likely most active during the crepuscular hours of dawn and dusk.
Maiopatagium furculiferum was likely most active during the crepuscular hours of dawn and dusk.
Credit: Reconstruction by April I. Neander/University of Chicago

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]

The fixative used to keep dentures (shown here in a stock image) in a person's mouth can contain zinc.
The fixative used to keep dentures (shown here in a stock image) in a person's mouth can contain zinc.
Credit: Arrfoto/Shutterstock

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]

A human study participant used Legos to show their current emotion during one of the experiments in the session.
A human study participant used Legos to show their current emotion during one of the experiments in the session.
Credit: Center for Human-Computer Interaction

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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