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Dr Bunsen Honeydew and his ginger-haired assistant, Beaker, have been voted "Top Boffin" in a BBC poll run to mark the British Association for the Advancement of Science (BA)'s Festival of Science which runs this week in Exeter.

More than 40,000 votes were cast, with over a third going to Muppets Beaker and Honeydew. Star Trek's Spock grabbed second place with 15 per cent of the votes and Dr Who ran in third, with 13 per cent.

Q, James Bond's technical support, came in fourth place on nine per cent. Dana Scully was top-ranking woman in sixth place with eight per cent of the vote. Dr Evil came ninth and Dr Frankstein was in last place.

The BA was established in 1831 and runs events to encourage scientific debate and widen interest in science and technology issues.

Full poll results here.

More on the BA's Festival of Science here. ®

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