Penguin poo wins Ig Nobel prize

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    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/animals/newsid_3378000/3378853.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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