2007 Ig Nobel Awards Presented

Last Thursday night saw the presentation of the 2007 Ig Nobel awards at Harvard University's Sanders Theatre. The Ig Nobel prizes celebrate research that can't, and probably shouldn't, be replicated. Among the winners this year was a research group from Brazil which determined that mice taking V-pills were 60 percent less likely to experience jet lag than untreated mice.

Browse the pages of the Annals of Improbable Research (http://www.improbable.com) to look at past winners. My personal favorite provides a scientific investigation of that age-old question: Which came first, the chicken or the egg? With the cooperation of the U.S. Postal Service, whose regulations do in fact permit the mailing of live fowl, researchers concluded that the chicken came first.

What's your favorite improbable research note? Do your own research and let me know at [email protected].

Posted by Peter Varhol on 10/09/2007 at 1:23 PM


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