For Obsessive Behavior, an Electric Finding
This week in 1954, the first inoculation of children against polio using the Salk vaccine began in Pittsburgh.
Ig Nobel Apprised
The Ig Nobel Prizes celebrate achievements that make people laugh, then think. It's a look at real science that's hard to take seriously and even harder to ignore.
In 1991, the Ig Nobel Prize in medicine went to Alan Kligerman for the invention of Beano, an anti-flatulence concoction.
Q: Where are your rasceta?
A: Look at the insides of your wrists. Rasceta are the little lines or wrinkles marking where your forearm ends and your hand begins.
A 32-year-old German man died inside a campground lavatory when he lit a cigarette, igniting an explosion. Investigators blamed leaking gas from the septic tank or a defective natural gas pipe.
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