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Everything is Awesome

Every year the global scientific community comes together and hosts the Ig Nobel Prize Awards for pointless research. The award ceremony is basically a big booze-up, but it is attended by genuine Nobel prize winners, the world’s leading scientists, science journalists, medical researchers and a who’s-who of the global scientific community. The point of the awards is to make people laugh, for scientists to poke fun at themselves, and to make people realise that science can, indeed, be fun! But, last year, in my opinion, they marked themselves as distinctly non-inclusive in their candidate choice as they overlooked (or omitted) one of the unsung heroes of the global medical research program: Lego Minifigures. In this episode, I’m going to take a look at some of the past winners of the Ig Nobel Prize and review some important research that was ignored or overlooked that, in my opinion, should have been the hands-down winner of 2019.

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Duration: 19 mintues

Past Episodes
(2016) Episode 1: Let’s Talk About (Your Favourite) Drugs
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(2016) Episode 2: The Sorrow and Woes of Night Duty
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(2016) Episode 3: The Nurses’ Health Study
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(2016) Episode 4: Tales of the Guinea Pig Club
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23m
(2016) Episode 5: What Happens When the Wolf Comes Home With You?
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(2016) Episode 6: Why do Incompetent Staff Always Get Promoted?
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(2016) Episode 7: How Hard is it to Get Onto a Graduate Nurse Program?
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(2016) Episode 8: How to Make the Nursing Profession Disappear
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(2016) Episode 9: Doctor Google has Arrived: What does this Mean for the Nursing Profession?
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(2016) Episode 10: My Extraordinary Life: In the Deep End With Graduate Nurses
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(2016) Episode 11: How Much is a Nurse Worth?
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(2016) Episode 12: Why I Think Nursing is the Most Unreasonable Job… Ever!
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(2016) Episode 13: What’s it Like to be a Bully?
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(2016) Episode 14: Are You Prepared to End Someone’s Life?
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(2016) Episode 15: How to Find Meaning in Your Work
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(2016) Episode 16: Ten Ordinary Nurses Who Were Simply… Extraordinary!
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(2017) Episode 17: The Killer Beside Me
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(2017) Episode 18: Betty Jeffrey: ‘The Girls on the Beach’
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We Really Need to Talk About Aged Care ... (But We Won't)
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Feelings, Not Facts: The Rise of the Global Anti-Vax Movement (And How the Medical Profession Has Unwittingly Fuelled its Growth)
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Is the Evidence that Informs Your Practice 'Dirty'?
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Speaking of Courage...
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Be Ye Compliant, All Ye Who Enter Here!
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The Mad Woman in the Attic
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Everything is Awesome
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