Ig Nobel Prizes ’10

BBC’s obvious favourite among this year’s prizes is using a remote-control helicopter for getting samples of gases and mucus exhaled by sperm whales (Engineering). They went as far as making a video using the word ‘groundbreaking’.
BBC: Ig Nobel for ‘whale breathalyser’
I admit I can’t decide whether my favorite is Transportation Planning (‘using slime mould to determine the optimal routes for railroad tracks’), Peace (‘confirming that swearing relieves pain’) or Biology (‘scientifically documenting fellatio in fruit bats’).

 

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