Wouldn’t it be great if you could win a Nobel Prize for proving that herring communicate by farting at each other? Well, you can’t—the Nobel Prize committee has no interest in gassy fish. Thankfully, you can win an Ig Nobel Prize. That’s what happened to Ben Wilson and Lawrence Dill, two Canadian professors who won the Ig Nobel Prize for Biology in 2004 for this fascinating farting discovery.
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Okay, a quick recap: yesterday was Day One of the Cabbage Soup Experiment. During that first day, I managed to botch the soup—by adding 12 cups of onions and forgetting the cabbage—and then I transformed myself into a bloated, walrus-like creature by eating two enormous bowls of the stuff before the veggies were properly cooked.
But I woke up optimistic. Today—day two—had to be better. First of all, the second day of the Cabbage Soup Diet starts with a baked potato. True, you can’t add sour cream, butter or any other dollops of delicious awesomeness, but at least it’s a baked potato. Unfortunately, Continue reading
I started the cabbage soup diet this morning by grieving over what I was going to miss because of the cabbage soup diet: Halloween. Last night, I’d committed myself to starting this seven-day torture today—just four days before the biggest chocolate bonanza of the year. Could I be any stupider?
Moving on… Continue reading
I’m busy—really busy. I’m also quite lazy. So although I want to live a long, healthy life, I’m secretly hoping I can pull it off without having to make any drastic changes to my diet or lifestyle. That’s why I’m always on the look-out for “cheats”—simple health tricks with massive health payoffs. I’m assuming you’re as lazy as me (at least I hope you are—I’d hate to think I’m the only flawed human online), so I’ll be passing these nuggets along as I find them. Here are the first three Continue reading