Man gets magnets stuck in nose during coronavirus experiment
And other stories from the stranger side of life
An astrophysicist has got magnets stuck up his nose while trying to invent a device that stops people touching their faces during the coronavirus outbreak. Daniel Reardon, a research fellow at Melbourne’s Swinburne University, was building a device that rings an alarm on facial contact, when the magnets got stuck. They were removed at hospital.
Cop wears coronavirus helmet to scare public
A policeman in India is wearing a helmet made to look like the coronavirus to frighten people into staying at home. With the country on a 21-day lockdown to limit the spread of Covid-19, Rajesh Babu said: “The helmet is an attempt to do something different.”
Study finds mice show emotions on faces
Mice show their emotions on their faces, according to a study. Nadine Gogolla of the Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology trained a computer to read the rodents’ emotions. She said: “A happy mouse tends to move every part of their face towards the stimulus, towards the front. And they stick their tongue out and smack their lips.”