Friday, October 13, 2006

2006 Ig Nobels Reward for Research in Hiccups


Hic-Hic...Oooh, Thank You, Baby
Among the winners of this year's Ig-Noble Awards, a prize given annually to scientists who used bizarre or unconventional methods to make legitimately useful discoveries, is Dr. Francis Fesmire of Chattanooga, Tennessee, whose cure for the hiccups has been corroborated by a team of Israeli reseachers. Dr. Fesmire's cure? A slow, probing, circular rectal massage using the index finger. True story. Index finger, HuH.We can do much better than that.