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Ig Noble, that is. In Chemistry, not Violin Repair.... My favorite set of prizes, from my favorite journal From the Journal of Irreproducible Results, (now an unfortunate name change to Journal of Improbable Research) a highly respected journal out of the bastion of intellectual perspicacity in Cambridge, Hahvad. See here: https://www.jstor.org/stable/1506167?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents And for press reports of this momentous occasion, we turn to the BBC, for those of us who favor Swans : https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-45513012. Reemember when there was a discussion(s) about violin cleaning? Here is the link for one of them: Everyone wanted a substitute for spit. Some recommended water; others Hill's polish, etc. Or maybe no one recommended violin polish, especially not Hill's from Shar. I offered to have sent our esteemed moderator something I picked up from a vendor that was called "Violin Spit." The vendor claimed that she analyzed spit and created a substitute with enzymes, etc. Turns out she was on to something... Someone also mentioned cleaning kid's faces with mother's spit, but that came from Ahn Ahbah, not Hahvahd.