Fake but very detailed scientific paper on the molecular mechanisms responsible for the Incredibles’ superpowers.


(Click on the paper image to download full text pdf of the research paper).

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We demonstrated that the presence of superpower (SP) protein cleavage is responsible for the diversity of superpowers in a tissues-specific manner within The Incredibles family. This cleavage event produces two fragments, 135 kDa and 85 kDa, without a loss of peptide, as confirmed by Edman degradation. We speculate that the 85 kDa protein fragment is involved in the generation of superpower.

Annika Sun, Deborah Chen et al. “Cleavage of superpower protein determines the superpower phenotype in a tissue-dependent manner: How Incredible!” (2013) JOURNAL OF SUPERHERO RESEARCH. Vol 13 Vol 547. pp328-3332 doi:23.1724/SR20130328

Full text via the Science Creative Quarterly

Watch out for the wet floor! Or nerd humour is the best kind of humour.

Hee hee…


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Peanuts, Sally and the math word problem. This is actually very insightful.

This would make a great graphic about the pitfalls of learning science without context. This seems to be an issue generally with science education, especially at the younger levels IMHO.


By Charles Schulz

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