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Date: 2-22-2016
Word Limit: 1000
Words Written: 16,487

Judges (crits):
*crabrock
flerp
Entenzahn

Audio Recap: Ignobel Week



When I am not writing about mutilating genitals, I practice the long-lost art of science. A lot of scientists hope to discover something grand, earning themselves fame, fortune, and prestige by winning the Nobel prize. I have... less dignified goals.

The Ignobel Prizes are awarded to the year's weirdest fucking science papers to come out. These aren't stupid claims from cranks and charlatans, but real science answering real questions... even if they seem a little obvious. And stupid. Or just downright impossible.

Sign up this week to be assigned your paper. You don't actually need to READ the paper, just base your story on the title/blurb. That's usually enough.

do NOT write about scientists discovering a thing. If that's the first thing that pops into your head, do what a scientist would do and beat it with a hammer until it stops moving. Then dissect it. Maybe there is an interesting story tumor inside.

No: poetry, erotica, google docs, weird formatting, images, detectives, ghosts


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Dishonorable Mention
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Honorable Mention
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Loser
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Dishonorable Mention
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Winner
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