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.
A team of scientists who put an alligator in a helium-filled box and made it shout have won an Ig Nobel Prize, a prestigious(ish) award that commemorates the science world's more unorthodox experiments. https://t.co/hTBPHTRuqU
— CNN International (@cnni) September 18, 2020
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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