Harvard Honors Scientific Researchers With Ig Nobels
RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:
Good morning, I'm Renee Montagne. The annual Ig Nobels honor achievements in scientific research. Get it, ignoble, the kind of things that make you go, huh? This year, a study about huh was a winner. Three linguists were honored for proving that huh is used in pretty much every language on Earth. Another winner probably used some words a bit stronger than huh. He created a pain scale for bee bites by letting himself get stung some 200 times. It's MORNING EDITION.
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