Friday, 13 September 2013

Ig® Nobel Prize 2013

Improbable Research announced the winners of this year's Ig® Nobel Prize at a ceremony yesterday evening at Harvard University, for "Research that makes people LAUGH and then THINK" (CLICK). The Joint Prize in Biology and Astronomy went to a team which showed that lost dung beetles can navigate their way home by looking at the Milky Way. The Peace Prize went to the president of Belarus for making it illegal to applaud in public and to the Belarus State Police for arresting a one-armed man for applauding. The Public Health Prize went to a report on "Surgical Management of an Epidemic of Penile Amputations in Siam" (by miffed wives) that describes techniques for re-attachment, except in cases where the amputated penis has been partially eaten by a duck. What's worse, Thai wives or their ducks?


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