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Gay bomb and BMJ authors win prizes

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39363.414780.DB (Published 11 October 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:741
  1. Jeanne Lenzer
  1. Boston

    A novel weapon under investigation by the US Air Force has won this year's Ig Nobel peace prize. The Ig Nobel awards, given for science that “first makes you laugh, then makes you think,” were given to recipients from five continents by six winners of the actual Nobel prize last week at Harvard University.

    The unusual weapon, confirmed by Pentagon sources, is a “gay bomb” (http://blog.washingtonpost.com/offbeat, 12 Jun, “Sunshine project uncovers US military ‘gay bomb'”). The project, which officials say has now been scrapped, was to come up with a device …

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