Clickbait Dissertations

You won't believe what this one PhD student did to avoid working on his dissertation!

We told you about LOL My Thesis, the site that takes submissions of years of research condensed into one sentence. And even if you don’t read Upworthy, you are familiar with the concept because we’ve made fun of it. Now we have a Tumblr that combines those concepts. Clickbait Dissertations takes serious research and presents it with a title that will get people to take a look, even if they have no interest at all in the subject. For example:

These women needed to get their message across. How they did amazed me. (Hint: It may have involved quilts).

Actual title: Female Fabrications: An Examination of the Public and Private Aspects of Nüshu

These squirrels were forced to migrate south because of the Ice Age. What happened next WILL SHOCK YOU.

Actual title: Genetic structure and phylogeography of the fox squirrel, Sciurus niger, as inferred from a mitochondrial gene.

You won’t believe what is contributing to the spread of HIV! The shocking truth that politicians don’t want YOU to know!

Actual Title: A Political Epidemiology of HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa.

If you would like to see your dissertation turned into clickbait, you're invited to send it in (I'm not sure how if you aren't a Tumblr member) and the genius behind the blog will work on it. -via mental_floss

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