Worm Watch Lab, a Zooniverse citizen science project, created in association with the Medical Research Council, asks people to track the egg-laying behaviour of nematode worms by watching short video clips.  There are hundreds of thousands of videos that need classifying, and so the research team partnered with the British Science Association (BSA) to set a target for classifications during British Science Week (13 – 22 March).

What the team thought might be a stretch target – of 100,000 classifications across the 10 days of British Science Week – was in fact smashed by enthusiastic citizen scientists on day two.  The equivalent number of classifications being done by one researcher would have taken 200 days of non-stop watching.  The total number of classifications now stands at almost 150,000 and continues to grow hour-by-hour.

Read the full release here.