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Ig Nobel acceptance speech: Knuckle-cracking

A highlight from the 2009 Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony [AIR 15:6]:

Acceptance speech for the prize in medicine [for cracking the knuckles of his left hand—but never cracking the knuckles of his right hand—every day for more than sixty (60) years]

Donald L. Unger [in photo, accepting his prize from Nobel laureates Frank Wilczek, center and Rich Roberts, right]:

“I want to thank the Ig Nobel group for giving me my 15 minutes of fame. On the other hand, after over 60 years of knuckle cracking to prove that it does not cause arthritis, perhaps I deserve some sort of award. Now the only thing left is for me to decide what I want on my tombstone. Most tombstones are a bore. Here lies Joe Blow, beloved father, husband, etc. The best tombstone of that of Mel Blanc, the voice of Bugs Bunny. His tombstone reads: ‘That’s all, folks!’ On mine it should read ‘Here lies Donald Unger, who has finally quit cracking his knuckles.’”

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