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Scientists with funny bones

Ig Nobel prizes: Awards showcase humorous side of research

By Carolyn Y. Johnson
Globe Staff / October 3, 2008

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CAMBRIDGE -The winners are in: The chemistry prize goes to scientists who researched Coca-Cola's potential to kill sperm. The biology award is for research proving that fleas on dogs jump higher than fleas on cats; and the prize for medicine goes to the enterprising economist who found that expensive fake pills work better than cheap ones. (Full article: 833 words)

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