Analysis on postmen’s testicle heat wins Ig Nobel

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The researchers used probes to measure the left and proper testicles of 22 postmen and bus drivers


Analysis measuring if there’s a distinction in temperature between the left and proper testicles is without doubt one of the winners of this yr’s spoof Nobel prizes.

Fertility specialists Roger Mieusset and Bourras Bengoudifa measured the temperature of French postmen’s testicles, each bare and clothed.


They discovered the left one is hotter, however solely when a person has his garments on.

The Ig Nobel prizes had been introduced at a ceremony at Harvard College.

Of their analysis “Thermal Asymmetry of the Human Scrotum” revealed within the journal Human Copy, the researchers defined their experiment concerned measuring scrotal temperatures with probes each two minutes.

They requested 11 postal staff to face for 90 minutes whereas they measured the temperature of their scrotums.

In one other experiment, they measured the temperatures of 11 bus drivers whereas they had been sitting down.

The Ig Nobels are spoof prizes which can be revealed within the Annals of Unbelievable Analysis however most of the matters recognised within the awards even have a severe level to them.

On this case, different analysis has prompt the temperature round testicles can have an effect on males’s fertility.

The standard of males’s sperm within the Western world is in decline, however little is thought about the way to enhance it. Craig Franklin instructed the BBC that he was devastated to seek out out he had no sperm in any respect.

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Media captionCraig Franklin was instructed bluntly by his GP that he had no sperm

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