Though the announcement of the Nobel prize winners are still a few days away, the Los Angeles Times reports the recipients of this year's IgNobel awards from the Annals of Improbable Research. In chemistry, Javier Morales, Miguel Apatiga, and Victor Castaño win for creating diamonds from tequila. Donald Unger wins in medicine for cracking the knuckles on only his left hand for 60 years to see whether is contributes to arthritis. And in biology, Fumiaki Taguchi, Song Guofu, and Zhang Guanglei win for showing that panda poop bacteria can reduce kitchen waste by 90 percent.
The IgNobel Report
Oct 02, 2009