2011 Ig Nobel Prizes honor offbeat research

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

By , Network World |  Offbeat, humor, Ig Nobel Prizes

CHEMISTRY:  To Makoto Imai, Naoki Urushihata, Hideki Tanemura, Yukinobu Tajima, Hideaki Goto, Koichiro Mizoguchi and Junichi Murakami for determining the density of airborne wasabi (pungent horseradish) to awaken sleeping people in case of emergency and creating the Wasabi Alarm. It’s intended for the hard of hearing.

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