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Topic Reading-Vol.1264-9/27/2015

Dear MEL School’s Topic Readers,
'Universal urination duration' wins Ig Nobel prize
What’s the Ig Nobel Prizes? It is a parody of the Nobel Prizes, yet very scientific, that honors ten unusual or trivial achievements in scientific research every year. The studies for the awards are expected to first make people laugh, and then make them think. The award ceremony is held at Harvard University and followed by public lectures by the winners at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Sounds very authentic, doesn’t it?
There are 10 award categories, including Physics that discovered biological principle that nearly all mammals empty their bladders in about 21 seconds. Other winners are from all over the world, such as Japan, Chili and Thailand.
Enjoy reading, laughing and thinking these 10 award winning discoveries of the year.

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