Constipated scorpions, love at first sight inspire Ig Nobels | Top News Rotator

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BOSTON โ€” The sex lives of constipated scorpions, cute ducklings with an innate sense of physics and a life-size rubber moose may not appear to have much in common, but they all inspired the winners of this year’s Ig Nobels, the prize for comical scientific achievement.

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