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Scientists behind studies on brain activity in dead fish and photos of chimpanzee butts were among dozens honored with the tongue-in-cheek Ig Nobel awards Thursday. 

A two-week-old newborn female Common chimpanzee plays with her mother Zuri at Guadalajara Zoo in 2011. Scientists behind studies on brain activity in dead fish and photos of chimpanzee butts were among dozens honored with the tongue-in-cheek Ig Nobel awards.

The 22nd annual edition of the Nobel prize spoof, held at Boston's uber-prestigious Harvard University, also distinguished the researchers behind a study proving that "leaning to the left makes the Eiffel Tower seem smaller."

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