The “I’ve done science with no conceivable practical application” badge.


There are probably more who are deserving of this badge than you would expect. (BZ)



  1. Someday there will be a practical application! Someday!

    Actually, it had one VERY practical application–it got me published.

  2. Yes, I proved that Florida red-bellied turtles can both hear underwater and be trained to respond to morse code…. why do you ask?

  3. Young’s modulus of killer pythons.
    The lollies, not the actuals ones. And done in such a way as to make me eligible for the “eaten experiment” badge too.

  4. Every bit of “science” I ever do has no conceivable use. Of course, to me science involves nothing more than seeing how big a fire I can make(and how quickly I can do it) or how fast I can demolish something with fire.

  5. Well, there aren’t any drugs out there targeting G-quadruplex DNA yet, so I think I can apply for this one

  6. I once left part of a container of leftover food in the fridge so long that I was unable to determine what kind of food it had begun its life as…does that count?

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