Why do ducklings swim in single file? Just ask this prize-winning  scientist named Fish
West Chester University biology professor Frank Fish won an "Ig Nobel" prize, in honor of his research on why ducklings swim in a line. - Jose F. Moreno/The Philadelphia Inquirer/TNS

PHILADELPHIA -- Hanging from the ceiling of the scientist’s office is a hat in the shape of a giant squid. Nearby are toy ducks and whales, along with mementos from the movies "Finding Nemo" and "Jaws." When your name is Frank Fish and you study aquatic creatures for a living, you’d better have an appetite for fun. Fish is a longtime biology professor at West Chester University with decades of serious research under his belt, some of it funded by the military. But at long last this month, he won an award that celebrates his lighter side: an Ig Nobel Prize. The international awards, now in thei...