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Human cannibalism research and roller coaster kidney stone removal win Ig Nobels

Human cannibalism research and roller coaster kidney stone removal win Ig Nobels

Dr Cole said he was "honoured" to have his research recognised with an Ig Nobel, adding: 'Human cannibalism is a subject that continues to hold a morbid fascination within modern societies.

Research has found that riding a roller coaster has the potential to dislodge any kidney stone that might occur.

The patient reported that one of his kidney stones became dislodged after a ride on the Big Thunder Mountain ride.

The most effective coasters to removing kidney stones are the ones that "rattle" the rider the most.

Lindie Liang, an assistant professor at Wilfrid Laurier University who led the study, said the idea for it sprung from earlier research showing employees tend to retaliate against bullying supervisors.

Prof Wartinger also found that frightening rides with big drops were less effective than "rattling" ones with side-to-side and up-down motion.

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Numerous topics recognised in the awards actually have a serious point to them. They are all genuine studies and almost all have been published in peer-reviewed journals. Japanese gastroenterologist Akira Horiuchi won the prize of medical education for the experiment in which he considered the comfort and efficiency independent of colonoscopy in the sitting position. The closing date is strictly enforced by an eight-year-girl who says "please stop I'm bored" several events till the speaker finishes.Clinical Education: Scientists are occasionally rudely described as being "up their possess backsides" if they're regarded as too hooked in to their study.

'I can't tell you about a general consensus, but I can tell you that for the last decade that we've been aware of this research, we've recommended it for our patients with great success. "This trial will be humorous, but I inserted an endoscope into my colon for a serious motive".

"People, especially in Japan, are afraid of colonoscopy and they do not want to undergo colonoscopy". So the choice of oldsters that die from colorectal cancer is increasing.

"RTFM" is an acronym for "read the field manual", though, according to the researchers, it has gained a new meaning by consumers who are often frustrated by the complexity of operation of their product. Some members of her research team carried voodoo dolls to the podium to accept their award for investigating the use of voodoo dolls to get even with bosses. This study showed that taking it out on dolls does alleviate negative feelings, but suggested in the long run that it was better to deal with the underlying issue.

Another highlight from this year were a team of Swedish biologists who discovered wine experts could reliably tell if a fly was in a glass of wine only using their sense of smell. Other winners included teams that showed that the majority of people that use complicated products, read the instruction manual (literature prize); the researchers, who examined the Spanish drivers to determine the frequency, motivation and effects, yelling and swearing while driving in the auto (peace prize).

The study was one of 10 recognized at this year's Ig Nobel Prize ceremony, which also honored research on topics such as smelling flies in wine, the nutritional content of human flesh and self-colonoscopies. The team's solution is to reduce stress and increase road-safety campaigns - a task as sizable as reducing conflict in the Middle East.


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