By Kelly

In today’s venture into the not-so-serious we take a look at scientific writing. The following link is an excerpt from the most erudite of scientists…one that writes for the “Annals of Improbable Research”. Don’t know it?

Why these are the folks that bring us the Ig Nobel Prize each year; as they put it, to” honor achievements that first make people laugh, and then make them think. The prizes are intended to celebrate the unusual, honor the imaginative — and spur people’s interest in science, medicine, and technology”. Previous winners include a group of researchers from the University of Cincinnati, Harvard and the University of Texas who won the Physics prize for analytically determining why pregnant women don’t tip over.

REFERENCE: “Fetal Load and the Evolution of Lumbar Lordosis in Bipedal Hominins,” Katherine K. Whitcome, Liza J. Shapiro & Daniel E. Lieberman, Nature, vol. 450, 1075-1078 (December 13, 2007). DOI:10.1038/nature06342.

To see how to cite yourself as many times as possible see here, or for the full blog and links to previous Ig Nobel winners like then link here.