Ig Nobel Awards 2012

September 21, 2012 — Leave a comment

Highlights from this years’ Ig Nobel Awards for achievements that first make people laugh and then make them think:

MEDICINE PRIZE: Emmanuel Ben-Soussan and Michel Antonietti for advising doctors who perform colonoscopies how to minimize the chance that their patients will explode.

LITERATURE PRIZE: The US Government General Accountability Office, for issuing a report about reports about reports that recommends the preparation of a report about the report about reports about reports.

PSYCHOLOGY PRIZE: Anita Eerland and Rolf Zwaan for their study “Leaning to the Left Makes the Eiffel Tower Seem Smaller”

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