Been a quiet week on the blog, thanks to my participating in Science Online 2012, which was one of the most fun and interesting events ever!!! We’re back with Twitter #weirdscifacts, however, and this week includes a number of facts learned at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences during a tour of their excellent facilities! (I’ll have more to say about Science Online 2012 over the next few days.) We also have one bonus fact this week that was too interesting not to share!
678. Jan 20: Sea monsters: misidentified whale penises? I’ve heard it speculated plausibly before that many sea serpents were misidentified giant squid, but this post by @scicurious give an… alternate… interpretation to some sightings!
682a. Bonus #weirdscifacts via @astVintageSpace: how to keep an astronaut from swearing on the Moon? Communication with mission control was publicly broadcast — this was a problem when one astronaut was an uncontrollable cusser!