Monday, 3 November 2008
2008 IgNobel Prizes
For showing that armadillos can mix up the contents of an archaeological site
For discovering that fleas that live on dogs jump higher than fleas that live on cats
1. For discovering that Coca-Cola is an effective spermicide, and
2. To another research team for accidentally proving it is not.
For discovering that slime molds can solve puzzles.
For discovering that exotic dancers earn more when at peak fertility.
For the study "You Bastard: A Narrative Exploration of the Experience of Indignation within Organizations".
For demonstrating that expensive placebos are more effective than inexpensive placebos.
For demonstrating that food tastes better when it sounds more appealing.
The Swiss Federal Ethics Committee on Non-Human Biotechnology and the citizens of Switzerland, for adopting the legal principle that plants have dignity.
For proving that heaps of string or hair will inevitably tangle.