Highlights from this year's Ig nobel prizes include:
- A disturbing study showing that the suicide rates for whites in US metropolitan areas is higher in cities where more country music is played on the radio earned the Ig Nobel prize in Medicine for Steven Stack of Wayne State in Detroit and James Gundlach of Auburn University in Alabama.
- the Coca-Cola Company of Great Britain for using purification and taste-enhancement chemistry to transform tap water into an expensive bottled water called Dasani - in the process producing bromates, which are carcinogenic and forced the company to recall the water
I especially like the first one because where I come from it is the only form of music on the radio. See some more at: www.newscientist.com