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Old 09-13-2018, 08:54 PM   #1
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Ig Noble prize winners

The 2018 Ig Noble prize winners have been announced.

Here is the prize in medicine:

Marc Mitchell and David Wartinger, for using roller coaster rides to hasten the passage of kidney stones.

The rest are here:

http://youtu.be/GQqZVthHyuA

Or here:

https://arstechnica.com/science/2018...gh-then-think/
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Old 09-14-2018, 01:58 PM   #2
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A bit more background on the Ig Noble awards:

https://www.improbable.com/ig/

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Every September, in a gala ceremony in Harvard's Sanders Theatre, 1100 splendidly eccentric spectators watch the new winners step forward to accept their Prizes. These are physically handed out by genuinely bemused genuine Nobel Laureates. Thousands more, around the world, watch our live online broadcast.
One must read the Annals of Improbable Research to get a full understanding of what is going on. Laugh and then Think.
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Old 09-14-2018, 07:51 PM   #3
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The 2018 Ig Noble prize winners have been announced.

Here is the prize in medicine:

Marc Mitchell and David Wartinger, for using roller coaster rides to hasten the passage of kidney stones.

The rest are here:

http://youtu.be/GQqZVthHyuA

Or here:

https://arstechnica.com/science/2018...gh-then-think/

As a kidney stone victim, I am really interested in this one! I have heard many home remedies but never a roller coaster ride.

Wonder if you can get a prescription for Six Flags?
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since i have an Abbott stent ( currently under close FDA monitoring ) i did have a twinge of irony here ( and not angina ) ... but it could have been worse .. at least the Abbott product does not have any electronic components .
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