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Other Ig Nobel winners include world leaders who think they’re smarter than doctors and scientists, and a team of researchers who looked at why chewing sounds drive some people crazy.
This year’s winners included Dutch and Turkish researchers who figured out which nation has the yuckiest money and an Italian scientist who urges consumption of pizza for its health benefits.
The awards highlight research that encourages people to think in unusual ways.
The awards honor “discoveries that cannot, or should not, be reproduced.”
Professor Raston and a team of researchers pulled off the unthinkable.
The Ig Nobel award ceremony is, according to the playbill, "reluctantly inflicted upon you by the international science humor
A Nobel Prize may have never seriously been in the cards for the Dutch scientists who used MRI scans to image male and female
The other Ig Nobel prizes went to studies that had surprising twists of their own. Research led by Craig Bennett of the University
Mark Twain said that "Laughter is the best weapon we have, and we as humans, use it the least." In a world where science is often regarded as dry and humorless, the Ig Nobel Prizes are helping to break that mold.
MEDICINE PRIZE: Donald L. Unger, of Thousand Oaks, California, USA, for investigating a possible cause of arthritis of the