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Researchers win Ig Nobel for crocodile induced gambling arousal

The 27th Ig Nobel Prize awards were hosted at Harvard University last week, with Central Queensland University researchers Professor Matthew Rockloff and Nancy Green winning the economic prize for their study on crocodiles’ effects on gambling habits.

The pair of researchers were one of ten winners of the parody scientific awards hosted by the science magazine, annals of improbable research. With other winning scientists researching why old men have big ears, how best to prevent coffee spillage and if cats are both a liquid and a solid.

2ser producer Isobel Cootes had this report.

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