Researchers taught us a huge amount of interesting and important things about science, technology, space, gadgets and ourselves in 2013.
But this year also had its fair share of totally insane, ridiculous, objectively funny science and tech stories, which blew our minds, made us feel stupid or had us furiously Googling to check that what couldn't possibly be true, couldn't actually be true. Could it?
Here are 21 of our favourite science nuggets from 2013 which totally flipped our expectations for the sort of thing that's should really be allowed to happen in this mixed-up crazy cosmos.
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