Marina de Tommaso, Michele Sardaro and Paolo Livrea won this year’s Ig…

Marina de Tommaso, Michele Sardaro and Paolo Livrea won this year’s Ig Nobel Prize for measuring the relative pain people suffer while looking at an ugly painting, rather than a pretty painting, while being shot (in the hand) by a powerful laser beam. Here are more scientific findings that won the highest honors at the 24th annual Ig Nobel Prize ceremony.

Mika Brzezinski, an MSNBC News Anchor, refused to read a report about Paris Hilton…

Mika Brzezinski, an MSNBC News Anchor, refused to read a report about Paris Hilton’s release from jail on National Television and ranking it over a story on the Iraq War. Then after repeatingly being pressured to do the story, she attempted to light the script on fire on the air.

A man died while cleaning machinery with gasoline, which dripped onto a rat…

A man died while cleaning machinery with gasoline, which dripped onto a rat that was running across the floor. The rat’s gasoline-coated fur ignited when it ran beneath a heater with a pilot light, causing an explosion that killed the worker – a story of negligence now taught in law schools.

A 14 year old attempted to commit suicide by impersonating a woman online…

A 14 year old attempted to commit suicide by impersonating a woman online, seducing his friend and convincing that friend to murder him. He believed that by doing so he would be recruited into the British secret service and would be rewarded with sex with the spy, a middle-aged woman, the court heard.

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