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October 28th, 2010 at 11:37 am

Seven of the Grossest Jobs in Science

exhuming a corpse

Sometimes forensic scientists have to analyze corpses after they’ve been buried.

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Considering a career in science? You know, all those clean labs and shiny white coats? Well consider this: A lot of science jobs are more disgusting than all the Saw movies put together. We round up seven of the grossest.

 

Beetle testicle crusher
Do the size of your testicles help you find a mate? To answer this burning question, a group of researchers in Japan set out to study whether big-balled beetles scored more with the ladies than small-balled beetles. To do this, I’m afraid, they sacrificed a lot of beetle balls. And to measure their size and volume, they had to grind up their little sacs and measure the volume of each one. The good news is that you don’t need big balls to enjoy reproductive success in the beetle world. The bad news is that there are some really sad beetles limping around the lab right now.

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