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Penguin poo wins Ig Nobel prize

 
 
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      2nd Jun 2009
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/4318888.stm

"The spoof prizes reward scientific achievements which "cannot, or should not, be reproduced". "

"Economics - A Massachusetts inventor who designed an alarm clock that runs away and hides when it goes off. "

"Fluid Dynamics - Pressures Produced When Penguins Pooh - Calculations on Avian Defaecation. "

More detail on the penguin poo,

http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/an...00/3378853.stm

"The scientists worked out the penguins' poo comes out at more than four times the force a human can manage. "

"The caterpillar of the silver-spotted skipper butterfly can shoot its poo 1.2 metres (4ft).

That's the same as humans firing their poo a massive 76m (250ft).

Phew!"








 

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