Wait, What!?

News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd

By News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd

Published Oct. 7, 2016

Wait, What!?

In July, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced plans to keep black-footed ferrets in northeastern Montana from dying out -- with drones that shoot peanut butter M&Ms (coated with a vaccine). Before the drones, there were too few ferrets to justify, economically, hand-delivering the candy.

A Japanese researcher (working out of the University of Illinois at Chicago) recently announced a health-improving computer app that would require men to ejaculate on their cellphones. (The researcher's sophisticated microscope lens would be capable of transmitting a highly detailed photo, able to be examined in a lab, thus freeing shy men from having to visit a doctor's office.) [Newsweek, 7-13-2016] [New Scientist, 7-15-2016]