Friday Fun: Ig Nobels

Ig Nobel spoof prizes are not as famous as the “real” Nobels – not quite. All the fun occurred online instead of traditional cerenomy.

BBC reports:
Upside-down rhino research wins Ig Nobel Prize
https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-58507100

An experiment that hung rhinoceroses upside down to see what effect it had on the animals has been awarded one of this year’s Ig Nobel prizes.

Other recipients included teams that studied the bacteria in chewing gum stuck to pavements, and how to control cockroaches on submarines.

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  1. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Martial artists ahoy: this important Ig Nobel winning research shows that having a beard allows your jaw to take significantly greater impact before breaking.

    U researchers receive Ig Nobel Peace Prize for study of beards as punch protection
    https://attheu.utah.edu/facultystaff/ig-nobel-beard/

    In a webcast announcement, University of Utah researchers David Carrier and Steven Naleway, along with recent graduate Ethan Beseris, were awarded the 2021 Ig Nobel Peace Prize for a study exploring whether beards may serve an evolutionary purpose to protect the jaw during a fistfight.

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