Ig Nobel Prizes Awarded

Winners of the Ig Nobel Prizes, which mock the Nobel Prize by honoring bizarre research, include someone who studied whether hamsters recover from jet lag more quickly after taking Viagra. But the U.S. Air Force didn't show up to claim its prize. It came up with a proposal to develop a so-called "gay bomb" — a chemical weapon intended to make enemy soldiers irresistible to each other.

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