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Exciting Potential IgNobel Prize Research

  1. May 1, 2017 #1

    BillTre

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    Most mammals take only 12 seconds to poop (I must be getting old (and slow)).

    This exciting research follows upon last years IgNobel Prize concerned with mammals taking an average of 21 seconds to pee.
    I guess that would be 33 seconds for both.
     
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  3. May 1, 2017 #2

    Fervent Freyja

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    :)) I wonder, what was entailed in this experiment studying the hydrodynamics of soft matter? I can handle accidentally splattering brains on my face, but this is just too gross. And I've changed at least 10.000 diapers- that's saying something!
     
  4. May 2, 2017 #3

    jim mcnamara

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    If you are into potty humor, this would fly. Maybe the idea behind this is that these two activities render a mammal more vulnerable to predation, so shorter times spent evacuating are selected for. Wild, pointless guess. Motivations for research are sometimes, um, obscure.

    There must be some off the wall mammalian behavior research that really panned out, but I'm drawing a blank at the moment. Any help?
     
  5. May 2, 2017 #4

    BillTre

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    I think that is exactly right!
     
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