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SEP 12, 2013 - Yahoo! News

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One-armed clapper, parboiled shrew earn Ig Nobel spoof awards

By Richard Valdmanis BOSTON (Reuters) - Researchers who swallowed a parboiled shrew, discovered that dung beetles navigate by the stars and invented a machine to launch hijackers from airplanes were among the winners of this year's Ig Nobel prizes for comical scientific achievements. The annual prizes, meant to entertain and encourage global research and innovation, are awarded by the Annals of Improbable Research as a whimsical counterpart to the Nobel Prizes which will be announced next month. ...

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