27th Annual IgNoble Prizes Awarded With Usual Quiet Dignity

27th Annual IgNoble Prizes Awarded With Usual Quiet Dignity

ICYMI, the 27th Annual IgNoble Prizes were awarded at Harvard University on September 14th.

This year’s winners each walked away with $10 trillion in Zimbabwean currency. Their work included groundbreaking research on the use of didgeridoos to relieve sleep apnea, why old men have such big ears, and how handling crocodiles can influence a gambler’s decision-making process.

Less-definitive studies attempted to use fluid dynamics to determine if cats are solid or liquid and why identical twins cannot always tell themselves apart in photographs. And for the more artistically-inclined, there was a world-premiere opera.

The IgNoble Prizes are sponsored by the science humor magazine Annals of Improbable Research, and by the Harvard-Radcliffe Science Fiction Association and Society of Physics Students.

Source: Phys.org


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