Farting on planes, penis size and the mating habits of sea slugs. Delightful topics of conversation, maybe excerpts from a teenage boy’s comedy routine? Not quite, these are the topics of some of the weirdest scientific studies and experiments of 2013.

2013 was a big year in science- we heard what space sounds like from the Voyager 1, our influence on the world’s climate became clearer and clearer, and scientists engineered the first lab-grown beef burger.In case that last one didn’t give it away, it was also quite a strange year in science.

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