red footed tortise

Dear DMC

Here is news of the latest Ig Nobel awards.  Dare I say it, one of the laureates could qualify as a Dull Woman.

Anna Wilkinson, from the University of Lincoln, and colleagues won the Physiology Prize for their study in the journal Current Zoology titled “No Evidence of Contagious Yawning in the Red-Footed Tortoise” – a finding that will settle any number of saloon bar arguments.

Here’s BBC coverage of this:

Steve Reszetniak

September 30, 2011