Is This The Most Ridiculous Scientific Discovery Of All Time?

Is this the most ridiculously looking scientific discovery of all time?

This is Gary Dryfoos demonstrating one of the 2014 Ig Noble prizes: Use bacon "to stop uncontrollable, life-threatening nosebleeds". Seriously, it's a real research paper and it has already saved lives. Watch the ceremony to see the most ridiculous — but sometimes crucial and enlightening — scientific research of 2014.

Here's a list, linking to the original peer-reviewed research papers:

The Ig Nobel Prizes were awarded by the Annals of Improbable Research magazine last Thursday at Harvard University, in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Picture: Charles Krupa/AP

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