Friday, September 19, 2014

Maybe This Bacon Thing Has Gone Too Far

I did not attend the IgNobels this year, but Ars Technica reports on all the awards in an article entitled, 2014 Ig Nobel awards honor nasal tampons made of bacon. Here's their description of the titular medicine award.

"Medicine: Sonal Saraiya of Michigan State University and her colleagues won the Ig Nobel prize in medicine for developing nasal tampons made from bacon. The tampons were designed specifically for Glanzmann Thrombasthenia, a blood disorder which could lead to 'uncontrollable nosebleeds.' Their results went down in the annals—literally, the Annals of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology."

I'm also a little concerned about the Psychology award.

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