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Nobel or IgNobel?

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Well, the winners of the Nobel Prize in Phisiology and Medicine has just been announced, but if the genetic regulation of organ development and programmed cell death doesn't float your boat, how about a mathematical formula for measuring the surface of an elephant, bellybutton lint and its study, or "The Effects Of Pre-Existing Inappropriate Highlighting On Reading Comprehension"? All of these were awarded IgNobels, a spoof prize honoring people whose achievements "cannot or should not be reproduced."


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Streaming video of this year's ceremony can be found (soon) at

See if you can spot the fur on stage helping out! (Here's a hint: It's not the guy in the dog suit.)


It's bad luck to cross a black cat.

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