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The Personalities Of Rocks, A Chemistry Award For Volkswagen, And $10 Trillion Prizes: The 2016 Ig Nobels

“Investigations into rats wearing pants, the personalities of rocks and the truthfulness of 1,000 liars won Ig Nobel prizes on Thursday night at Harvard, where Nobel-winning scientists gathered to honor the strangest research of the year.”
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Rats in tiny trousers, pseudoscientific bullshit, the personalities of rocks, and Volkswagen’s, shall we say, “creative” approach to emissions testing were among the research topics honored by the 2016 Ig Nobel Prizes. The winners w...

Polyester pants dampen rats' sex appeal: Ig Nobel prizes honor weird research - CNET

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This year's awards celebrate goofy scientific studies involving itches and rocks with personalities. There's even a dig at the Volkswagen scandal.

Rat Pants and Goatman, the 2016 Ig Nobels Were Wacky As Ever

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