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Japanese doctor wins Ig Nobel for self-colonoscopy Japanese doc's probing study wins Ig Nobel
Samantha Long | 16 September, 2018, 04:15

From workplace voodoo dolls and self-inflicted colonoscopies to cannibalistic diets and using roller coasters to pass kidney stones, here are the winners of this year's Ig Nobel Prizes. A patient repeatedly passed the stones when on the rides, so Wartinger built a model of the renal system with artificial kidney stones and then rode on roller coasters at Walt Disney theme parks with it.

Passing a kidney stone can be one of the most painful experiences for any person.

The most effective coasters to removing kidney stones are the ones that "rattle" the rider the most. "RTFM" is an acronym for "study the realm handbook", despite the indisputable truth that, in step with the researchers, it has won a brand new which arrangement by consumers who are generally annoyed by the complexity of operation of their product.

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

The Medicine Prize is one of 10 Ig Nobels awarded each year for amusing and mind-bending science.

At the awards ceremony, held at Harvard University in Cambridge, US, each victor has 60 seconds to deliver an acceptance speech. Each was given 60 seconds to deliver an acceptance speech before an 8-year-old girl complained onstage: "Please stop".

Medical Education: Scientists are sometimes rudely described as being "up their own backsides" if they are thought to be too obsessed with their research.

A Japanese doctor who devised a "revolutionary" new way to give yourself a colonoscopy took out the medical education prize.

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"Personally, once we had the results I abandoned that lingering sense of guilt about not using all the features on most of my products", co-author Thea Blackler of the Queensland University of Technology tells Nair.

"If people watch a video of my self-colonoscopy, they think colonoscopy is simple and easy", said Akira Horiuchi. So the number of people who die from colorectal cancer is increasing. "I do this research to make colonoscopy easier and more comfortable, so fewer people will die", he says.

The Literature prize went to an global team prize for finding out that "most people who use complicated products do not read the instruction manual".

University of Brighton lecturer James Cole's calculations that proved human meat isn't as good as animal meat won him the nutrition prize. This was to analyse the eating practices of early humans, rather than to inform present-day dietary choices.

To test this, she and her team showed research subjects online voodoo dolls with their bosses' initials and could choose to use pins, pliers, or fire on the virtual doll. 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.

This year's winners of the Nobel Prize parody came from all around the world, from the United States to Colombia, Egypt, Australia, the UK, France, and Japan. It is - especially for fragile, painted areas on ceramics, and on gold leaf.

The Peace Prize was given to the Spanish and Colombian scientists who independently studied the behavior of people driving a auto, having measured the frequency, motivation, and effects of shouting and cursing while driving an automobile. 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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