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Awards Season: Wasabi Smoke Alarm Wins 2011 Ig Nobel Prize

[Photo: Air Water Safety Service] Every year, the Ig Nobel prize for "improbable research" awards honor those "achievements that first make people LAUGH then make them THINK." On this year's list of winners: a Japanese alarm that wakes people...
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