I was introduced to the Ig Nobel Prizes several years ago and I always look forward to the announcement of current winners. For those of you not in the know, The Ig Nobel Prizes honor achievements that first make people laugh, and then make them think.
My Grandma Doc used to tell my brother and me that "Cleanliness is next to Godliness." Of course she would say this right before she'd put us to work scrubbing floors or washing windows. Thanks to those housecleaning sessions, I have always been somewhat of a neat/clean freak.
According to the global chemistry industry production index, chemical production declined more than 10% in the first half of 2009. As a result, chemical companies are using flexible planning strategies to forecast supply and demand.