Ten academic studies were chosen from about 9,000 nominations to win a 2018 Ig Nobel Prize, a parody of the Nobel Prize. The studies featured topics such as smelling flies in wine and using voodoo dolls to deal with abusive bosses.
In 2014, the city of Flint, Michigan changed its water supply, switching from Lake Huron water piped in from Detroit to its own Flint River. The river water wasn’t properly treated, and so it corroded the city’s lead pipes, carrying the toxic metal through the community’s faucets. Thousands of children were poisoned, and twelve
Massachusetts school policies that ban students from bringing peanuts from home or require classrooms to be “peanut free” have no effect on the number of times school nurses administer epinephrine to kids allergic to peanuts or tree nuts.