Bacon tampons for nosebleeds

Treating uncontrollable nosebleeds with nasal tampons made from bacon may sound like a sick joke, but in fact, this weird and wonderful scientific discovery is the winner of this year’s Ig Nobel prize for medicine.

A team of doctors in the US and India won the prestigious award which is among a dozens handed out by the Annals of Improbable Research magazine for silly sounding scientific discoveries that often have surprisingly practical applications.