Friday, October 05, 2007

Ig Nobel Awards 2007

The annual awards for quirky and off-beat science research with handed out by the Annals of Improbable Research at Harvard University.

Some of the winners included:

  • Spanish scientists who found that rats sometimes could not distinguish between Japanese spoken backwards and Dutch spoken backwards.

  • An Australian woman who documented the indexing problems caused by the word "the."

  • A Japanese researcher who extracted vanilla flavoring from cow dung.

  • A Taiwanese man who patented a Batman-like device that drops a net over bank robbers.

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