Friday, October 07, 2005

Ig Nobel-ists

I love the Ig Nobel prizes, awarded every year at Harvard by the Annals of Improbable Research for deserving works that meet this simple but expansive criteria: "Achievements that cannot or should not be reproduced."

See here for the complete list of 2005 winners, highlights of which include: Medicine - "Neuticles" replacement gear for fixed dogs, Literature - Nigerian e-mail scams, and Chemistry - a scientific study determining, once and for all, whether humans swim faster in water or in syrup (no, I'm not going to spoil the surprise by telling).

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