Meet the Winners of This Year’s Ig Nobel Prizes in this post from GIZMODO.
“For those unfamiliar with the Ig Nobel Prizes, it’s an annual celebration of silly science. Or a silly celebration of seemingly dubious science, courtesy of the satirical journal Annals of Improbable Research. The main objective is to honor research that first makes you laugh, and then makes you think. It’s all in good fun, and the honorees frequently travel to the ceremony on their own dime to accept their awards…”