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10/14/2011 01:31 pm ET Updated Dec 14, 2011

Best Abstract Ever: Sometimes Science Doesn't Have To Be Serious (IMAGE)

On some occasions even the strictest of scientists have a sense of humor.

Lead author Michael Berry and his fellow researchers have apparently asked a question they can't answer, and as a result may have been left a little short on words. Then again, what else do you expect from a guy who won an Ig Nobel Prize for levitating a frog with magnets?

Don't believe this is real? Check it out for yourself here, from Cornell University Library.