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|Unboiling An Egg And Other Achievements That Were Awarded At The Ig Nobel Award by cnwokike(m): 2:27pm On Sep 18, 2015|
For those who don't know, Ig Nobel prizes parody the actual Nobel prizes for the most trivial scientific achievements in the world. Thursday night therefore saw researchers, professors, students, and real Nobel prize winners from across the globe, who came together to celebrate the 25th First Annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony at Harvard University.
Those among the honoured were chemists who successfully unboiled an egg; mathematicians who pondered if a man could birth 600 sons; and a man who was stung dozens of times by bees.
Entomologist Justin Schmidt and researcher Michael Smith jointly won an Ig for experimenting how painful insect stings can be and the places where they'd hurt the most. Their findings - nostril, upper lip, and the shaft of a penis.
Other Ig laureates included investigators who wished to know the limit of the human body, explorers who delved deeper into the sexual expertise of a 17th-century Moroccan emperor, and others who wished to know the various benefits of intense kissing.
From the US and Taiwan, a group of physicists won the award for "the law of urination".
Science was not the only realm that hogged the limelight. In literature, three researchers won for discovering the existence of the word 'huh' or its equivalent in every human language there is.
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|Re: Unboiling An Egg And Other Achievements That Were Awarded At The Ig Nobel Award by boboLIL(m): 2:30pm On Sep 18, 2015|
|Re: Unboiling An Egg And Other Achievements That Were Awarded At The Ig Nobel Award by myqel(m): 2:42pm On Sep 18, 2015|
Which egg? Chicken egg or female egg
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