Rats in tiny trousers, pseudoscientific bullshit, the personalities of rocks, and Volkswagen’s, shall we say, “creative” approach to emissions testing were among the research topics honored by the 2016 Ig Nobel Prizes. The winners were announced last night at a live webcast ceremony held at Harvard University.
Last week, winners of the Ig Nobel prizes for humorous but thought-provoking research were honored in a ceremony at Harvard. Winners included the inventors of a remote-control helicopter whale snot collector, and researchers documenting bat fellatio.
Last night, geeks celebrated at the Ig Nobel Prize ceremony, where Annals of Improbable Research editor Marc Abrams honored (among others) researchers who made diamonds from tequila and others who created a bra that converts into gasmasks. More winners below.
Last night, the Annals of Improbable Research held its 18th annual Ig Nobel Prizes. The prizes are awarded for scientific and social achievements "that first make people laugh, then make people think." And this year’s winners include studies on puzzle-solving slime molds, the spermicidal capabilities of Coca-Cola, and…