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08 October 2005

The Effect of Country Music on Suicide

This article won the 2004 Ig Nobel Prize for Medicine.

Publication Information: Article Title: The Effect of Country Music on Suicide. Contributors: Jim Gundlach - author, Steven Stack - author. Journal Title: Social Forces. Volume: 71. Issue: 1. Publication Year: 1992. Page Number: 211.

Complete lists of Ig Nobel winners.

One of my favorite Ig Nobel winners is the one for LITERATURE in 2005, given to "The Internet entrepreneurs of Nigeria, for creating and then using e-mail to distribute a bold series of short stories, thus introducing millions of readers to a cast of rich characters -- General Sani Abacha, Mrs. Mariam Sanni Abacha, Barrister Jon A Mbeki Esq., and others -- each of whom requires just a small amount of expense money so as to obtain access to the great wealth to which they are entitled and which they would like to share with the kind person who assists them."

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