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Ig Nobel Awards pay humorous tribute to not-so-great science
« on: September 13, 2013, 01:35:50 PM »
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-24061992

If you advance treatment for a disease, you may someday take home a Nobel Prize. If you prefer to figure out why drunk people think funny things, you may instead win an Ig Nobel.

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Titled "Beauty is in the eye of the beer holder", the team were awarded one of the 10 awards (listed below) at a packed gala ceremony at Harvard University, US.

Other winners included a patent for trapping and ejecting airplane hijackers and a UK team scooped an Ig for observing that a cow is more likely to stand up the longer it has been lying down.
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Re: Ig Nobel Awards pay humorous tribute to not-so-great science
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2013, 03:32:58 PM »
Lukashenka got one.