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IgNobel Awards



> There should be an award for authors who inadvertently destroy the  
> hypothesis they are pushing.


The closest award that might be appropriate is the IgNobel. The 'Igs' are
awarded each year by the publishers of the _Annals of Improbable
Research_ for accomplishments "that cannot or should not be reproduced." 

http://www.sciencefriday.com/pages/1999/Nov/hour1_112699.html

The awards are supposed to be good natured fun, but not surprisingly,
some nominated researchers don't always receive the news well.

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