Science that makes you laugh and then think

The Ig Nobel Prize is for science achievements that “first make people laugh, then make them think”.   

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Improbable Research lists the winners from 2007 that include scientists studying the side effects of sword-swallowing, studies that show that rats sometimes cannot tell the difference between a person speaking Japanese backwards and a person speaking Dutch backwards, and the laboratory that has developed a chemical ‘gay bomb’ that makes enemy soldiers become sexually irrestible to each other.

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2 responses to “Science that makes you laugh and then think

  1. japenese spoken backwards actualy sounds like dutch spoken forwards – i can see how this would confuse a rat.

  2. and how it would win a science award … foreshore. its the gay bomb that I wanna see in action.

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