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IgNobels 2013! You could walk on water! Fins not included

Sep 26 2013 Published by under Friday Weird Science, IgNobel Prizes!

Or rather, you could probably RUN on water if both you and the water were on the moon. Hey, you never know! This could be a sport someday. I'm over at SciAm blogs talking about the last Ignobel prize for this year. Head over and check it out!

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IgNobels 2013! Is your cow going to lie down?

Sep 24 2013 Published by under Friday Weird Science, IgNobel Prizes!

Well, I don't know, but I can tell you if it's going to stand. A small difference, but actually a rather big one. Today's IgNobel prize covers the question of whether or not the amount of time a cow's been standing predicts when it will lie down. In fact, that's the wrong question. A better question is whether or not the cow will stand predicts when it will get UP. Head over to SciAm to check it out.

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IgNobels 2013! The Dung Beetle and the Milky Way

Sep 23 2013 Published by under Friday Weird Science, IgNobel Prizes!

It sounds a bit like the title of a children's book, but no. It's science, and it's science that features dung beetles in little cardboard hats!!!! For science!!! You know you want to see that photo. Head over and check it out.

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IgNobels 2013! Beauty in the eye of the beer holder

Sep 20 2013 Published by under Friday Weird Science, IgNobel Prizes!

Over at SciAm Blogs, We're still talking about this year's IgNobel Prizes! Today, it's the IgNobel Prize in psychology, where in scientists found out that beer goggles...are turned on the SELF as well. You look FABULOUS, darling. Smashing. Or, you think you do. Especially when you've had a few drinks. Head over and check it out.

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IgNobels 2013! Playing opera to your mice

Sep 19 2013 Published by under Friday Weird Science, IgNobel Prizes!

Yes. People at the IgNobel prizes played opera to their mice. Who had received heart transplants. They even dressed up as mice to receive the prize!

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(Photo from Reuters)

While I adore their enthusiasm, I'm not so sure about the paper. Why? Head over and check it out.

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IgNobels 2013! The Incredible Tearless Onion

Sep 17 2013 Published by under Friday Weird Science, IgNobel Prizes!

Did you know that we now know what causes you to cry when you cut an onion? Not only that...we're able to create an onion that's tearless, and yet, MAY taste as good as a normal onion? Well, we think it does. We can't taste it. Head over to SciAm blogs for the full story of the IgNobel Prize in Chemistry!

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IgNobels 2013! Who ate the dead shrew for science?

*sings*
There was a young student who swallowed a shrew.
Didn’t even chew, just swallowed a shrew.
It’s what scientists do.

Sci is still over at SciAm covering this year's IgNobel prizes! Today it's the Archeology prize, for the pair that swallowed a shrew, and then analyzed what came out the other end. For science. Head over and check it out!

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Ignobels 2013! Reattachment of the penis, unless it was first eaten by a duck

Sep 13 2013 Published by under Friday Weird Science, IgNobel Prizes!

I'm over at SciAm Blogs today, and for the next few days, blogging the fabulously weird IgNobel prizes!! The ceremony was last night, and now I'm doing in depth analyses of all of the winners, and we're starting with...weirdest first. The IgNobel winner in public health, the reattachment of the penis, unless of course, it was partially eaten by a duck first. Like you do. For more about the reattachment, and why there's a duck in the first place, head over and check it out!

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