Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Watching Shrimp run on a Treadmill

Heads up, Bellingham joggers, The Daily Mail tells us "A super-fit shrimp has become a massive Internet hit after learning to run on a treadmill as part of a unique science experiment.

Scientists discovered the shrimp's need for speed after it was placed on a home-made exercise machine in a tank of water to see how far it would travel for food.

Scientists were amazed with the results which showed the crustacean could jog at speeds of 66ft per minute and go on for three hours before needing a rest."

The shrimp video can be accessed by clicking the title of this post or, here's the direct link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMO8Pyi3UpY


Believe it or not - this video is the result of a science experiment. Who said scientists live dull lives?

Background article from live science by Sara Goudarzi, LiveScience Staff Writer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMO8Pyi3UpY

Second link to shrimp on a treadmill without music: http://link.brightcove.com/services/link/bcpid1513658585/bctid1670022565

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