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Planning on Watching the Ig Nobels Tonight?

The Ig Nobel awards, now in their 22nd year, offer a moment of genuine excitement about what seems, sometimes, like pretty silly science. For example, past winners have been honored for studying the inadvertent productivity of procrastination, creating bras that double as face masks, elucidating the movement of a hula hoop (“Coordination Modes in the Multisegmental Dynamics of Hula Hooping”), and shedding light on the vital art of sword swallowing.

But don’t be fooled by the levity of the bra-ma…