Friday, June 10, 2016


...seriously checked the date when I read this story.

The BBC Broadcasting House in London has a few things in its lobby. One of them is a Dalek. Because, ya know. Daleks.

The host of a BBC Radio 4 show called Inside Science, one Dr. Adam Rutherford, decided to take part in a "Swab and Send" project where people were asked to take samples of their everyday environments. And, presumably because he was doing this for the show, he couldn't resist sampling the Dalek. Specifically, its eye stalk.

The sample did not provide a potential antibiotic.

It provided four potential new antibiotics.

Something or somebody out there has a sense of humor.