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9. Résumé racketeer: Serkan Anilir, a Turkish national, saw his doctorate from University of Tokyo revoked for plagiarism and lying on his résumé, the Daily Yomiuri reported in 2010. "This is the first time in the history of the University of Tokyo, this country's most prestigious university, that a doctorate has been rescinded," according to the report, which referred to Anilir as "a distinguished researcher ... extensively covered in the mass media."
10. Moscow has a cow: A "silly experiment" cost Anna Gomberg her degree of veterinary science, as The Sydney Morning Herald reported in 1952. Gomberg allegedly deprived a cow of water for nine days, and treated the cow's udder with boiling water and turpentine to "determine the effect of electric shocks on the milk yield," according to the paper. After the Collegium of the Ministry of Agriculture revoked Gomberg's degree from the Moscow Veterinary Academy, it ordered that she "be dismissed from her Veterinary Institute post and assigned to 'work in production.'"
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