2011 Ig Nobel Prizes honor offbeat research

Winners investigated yawning turtles, procrastination and the end of the world


The Ig Nobel Prizes were given out last night at Harvard University, 10 awards in the fields of Physiology, Chemistry, Medicine, Literature, Biology, Physics, Mathematics, Peace and Public Safety. Winners researched such areas as a safety alarm that sprays wasabi and beetles that mate with beer bottles.

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