Shrimp on a Treadmill

Scientific researchers placed a shrimp on a shrimp-size treadmill in order to measure its speed and endurance. This information, they say, "will give us a better idea of how marine animals can perform in their native habitat when faced with increasing pathogens and immunological challenges." Luckily for us, they videotaped the experiment.

The video has become hugely popular on the internet, spawning numerous remixes. For instance, witness Shrimp Jamming to Muzak:

There are so many of these remixes you could probably spend an entire day watching them.
     Posted By: Alex - Tue Nov 11, 2008
     Category: Animals | Nature | Science | Experiments | Video

Do you ever get the impression that all these scientists performing seemingly retarded experiments, like this shrimp on a treadmill, are all actually subjects in a larger experiment testing the behaviour of scientists?
Posted by kingmonkey in Athens, Ontario on 11/11/08 at 11:02 AM
But how will this experiment make the shrimp taste?
Posted by Caffeinated Katie in Atlanta, GA on 11/11/08 at 11:03 AM
CK, I'm almost sure this is going to make them much, much tougher to chew. And with an ever aging population I'm not so sure this is the way to go.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 11/11/08 at 11:23 AM
The little bastard cheats by floating whenever it gets too far back
Posted by Jules in Connecticut on 11/11/08 at 11:38 AM
Without water its gonna run right into my scampi for dinner, I'll make sure of it
Posted by Jules in Connecticut on 11/11/08 at 12:03 PM
You all might need to get out a bit more
Posted by Jules in Connecticut on 11/12/08 at 08:24 AM
Any a-hole walking down the hall and shocking people around here would have received a thorough ass beating.
Posted by Madd Maxx on 11/12/08 at 08:58 AM
Around here, the same a-hole would be promoted to management, Maxx.
Posted by kingmonkey in Athens, Ontario on 11/12/08 at 10:11 AM
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