Thursday, October 1, 2009

Weird News Central: World’s Weirdest Scientists Head To Harvard

BOSTON (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Can you cure hiccups through a rectal massage? Is Coca-Cola an effective spermicide?

Scientists who have devoted their research to these strange burning questions are on their way to Harvard University for the 19th Annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony, which awards scholars for the most unusual research going on in labs and universities worldwide.

Past winners who’ll be on hand include Dan Meyer, who released a lengthy study on the medical effects of sword swallowing, and Don Featherstone, the inventor of those plastic pink flamingos on lawns all across America.

America Online’s senior correspondent Buck Wolf will be at the grand ceremony tonight (Oct. 1), as quirky scientists launch paper planes, wear silly hats, and attempt to explain how their studies have changed people’s lives in 60 seconds.

Says Wolf: “Go one second too long and an eight-year-old girl pulls them off the stage, whether they like it or not.”

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