Ig Nobel Awards 2007

This is for my STR classes and for anyone thinking of a topic for their research briefs.

For those of you not familiar with the IgNobel Awards, these spoofs of Nobel Prizes are awards handed out to scientific discoveries that “cannot or should not be reproduced” by actual Nobel Prize winners. Highlights for 2007 include research on extracting vanilla flavor from cow dung, the side-effects of swallowing swords, and the military-sponsored development of a “gay bomb” that causes enemy troops to become attracted to each other. Visit the CNN link, InventorSpot, and the Wikipedia listing to learn more and have a few laughs.


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