Harvard Honors Scientific Researchers With Ig Nobels Winners included Michael Smith who created a pain scale for bee bites. The award for literature went to two colleagues for discovering that the word "huh" is used in languages around the world.

Harvard Honors Scientific Researchers With Ig Nobels

Harvard Honors Scientific Researchers With Ig Nobels

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Winners included Michael Smith who created a pain scale for bee bites. The award for literature went to two colleagues for discovering that the word "huh" is used in languages around the world.

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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