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They Gave a Gator Helium, Won Award

In an era of participation trophies and those who rail against them, scientists have won a Nobel (ahem) prize for giving alligator helium and making it shout.

CNN reports the team of researchers from Austria and Japan sought to find out whether a gator’s vocalizations were relative to body size.

Also honored was an experiment discovering that narcissists can be identified through their eyebrows.

The Peace Prize went to the India and Pakistani governments for literally playing a game of ‘ding-dong ditch.’ The country diplomats would ring a rival’s doorbell in the middle of the night, then run.

First awarded in 1991, the Ig Nobel (Ig-no-bell) awards, satirical parodies of the more notable Nobel prizes, honor achievements which make people laugh… then think.


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