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17:58 UK time, Friday, 21 September 2012

In today's Ig Nobel honours ponytail physics there is a remarkably brief note that the Chemistry Price has gone to Johan Pettersson for: "solving the puzzle of why, in certain houses in the town of Anderslov, Sweden, people's hair turned green". Green hair! How is this not the lead story? I quickly had to look up the answer via Google (other search engines are available). Incidentally I guess correctly; copper pipes.
Howard Gees, Nottingham

Re. Paper Monitor's account of the woman claiming to be Jack SparrowIf only she'd managed to wait until Sept 19th, she might have had some credibility.
Fi, Gloucestershire, UK

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