For reasons which remain unclear, scientists used an underwater treadmill to prove that a shrimp could run for 3 hours without needing a rest. Why that was important enough to waist hours of research on is beyond me. Of course they also had to invent an underwater tread mill for the shrimp, which is almost the coolest thing about it.
What can beat that? I love the science geeks who video taped it and edited it with the music from Benny Hill. This resulted in comedy gold. It is the funniest thing I have seen in AGES and made me laugh out loud. It is already at almost half a million views, just days after being released on the web. Move over dramatic lama.