Science for the Masses used chlorophyll analog known as Chlorin e6 (or Ce6) to give healthy eyesight temporary night vision. This chemical is found in some deep sea fish and used to treat night-blindness.
The group hypothesized the chemical could be dispersed into the eye and give a form of night vision.
Did it work? Yes. It started with shapes, hung about 10 meters away. "I'm talking like the size of my hand," Licina says. Before long, they were able to do longer distances, recognizing symbols and identifying moving subjects against different backgrounds.
"The other test, we had people go stand in the woods," he says. "At 50 meters, we could figure out where they were, even if they were standing up against a tree." Each time, Licina had a 100% success rate. The control group, without being dosed with Ce6, only got them right a third of the time.
Essex photographer Martin Le-May captured this epic moment on Monday, in which a weasel is soaring on the back of a woodpecker. It was Tweeted out by birder/wildlife photographer Jason Ward where it quickly went viral and had many people wondering if it was real or photoshopped. It’s apparently very real.
ABSOLUTLEY INCREDIBLE photo by Martin Le-May. Green Woodpecker and Weasel. Apparently the Woodpecker escaped. pic.twitter.com/PUt1b2Mbhs
As we walked we heard a distressed squawking and I saw that flash of green. So hurriedly I pointed out to Ann the bird and it settled into the grass behind a couple of small silver birch trees. Both of us trained our binoculars and it occurred that the woodpecker was unnaturally hopping about like it was treading on a hot surface. Lots of wing flapping showing that gloriously yellow/white colour interspersed with the flash of red head feathers. Just after I switched from my binoculars to my camera the bird flew across us and slightly in our direction; suddenly it was obvious it had a small mammal on its back and this was a struggle for life.
He added that the woodpecker managed to get away, while the weasel wandered off into the grass.
Real or not, you can’t put a picture like that online and expect to walk away meme-free.
Here are some of the best responses from Twitter of the #WeaselPecker:
If you live in Allouez, Wisconsin, you may have recently noticed a giant snow monster roaming the city streets with a poodle.
No, no one spiked your eggnog. This is all too real.
A woman calling herself "Bumble" has been spotted walking around the neighborhood dressed as the Abominable Snow Monster of the North from "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer" with her dog named Blizzard.
After images of the duo spread online, residents were all like WTF?
According to Fox 11:
When asked what she was doing walking the streets of Allouez, Bumble said she was visiting from Misfit Island.
She also said she is simply there to "bring joy, happiness."
But she forgot to mention "terror," and "confusion."