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Ponytail Physics, Brain Waves In Dead Salmon: The 2012 Ig Nobel Prize Winners
Among the laureates were researchers studying why coffee closhes in a cup while you're walking (the fluid dynamics prize), doctors who showed that MRI machines can find brain activity even in dead fish (the neuroscience prize), a Russian company that can convert old ammunition into diamonds (the peace prize), and, for the acoustics prize, the inventors of a jamming device that can stop blowhards from bloviating. (No, they don't mean Miss Sweetie-Poo.) The Guardian (UK) 09/21/12
Posted September 21, 2012 12:48 AM

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