Science Fun of the Week

(August 26th, 2016) Get ready for your weekly dose of science fun. Today: a cartoon for all worm enthusiasts. And everyone else, too.


Cartoonist and biologist Velica explains: “Some of my colleagues in the lab work with the nematode worm (C. elegans) and appear to be proud of it. It is a silly little creature with little more to offer than 959 cells. This started as a joke with the specific epithet "elegans", which became "elegant", then "elephant" and so on. Eventually the joke appeared as a drawing on the side of an ice box. And here it is now, ready to bring hapiness to all the C. elegans people in the world!”


Photo: Hodan

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