- What is given for the Ig Nobel Prize?
- Category "Peace Prize"
- Biology and hydrodynamics
- Medicine and obstetrics
- Anatomy and economy
- Power sphere
- Snobel Prize: the funniest facts about famous people
- Other interesting cases
- In conclusion
What is the Nobel Prize for? For the most ridiculous inventions and studies of scientists, who are sometimes brought to complete absurdity. This award represents the opposite of the Nobel Prize. Consider the most interesting cases of the last awards, as well as the original moments from past ceremonies.
What is given for the Ig Nobel Prize?
The 27th ceremony was held at Harvard University. As it is known, the award is given for doubtful and fake achievements from the point of view of science. The winner gets 10 trillion Zimbambwe dollars, which, due to crazy inflation, has long been withdrawn from circulation. It is worth noting that in 2009 in Zimbabwe a loaf of bread cost 50 trillion. In addition, each participant receives one minute for public speaking. This time, the laureates were interrupted by a little girl, saying that they were boring and uninteresting.
In this category, Mark Antoine Fardeen was victorious, stating that cats can exist not only in their usual state, but also take a solid, liquid and gaseous configuration. According to the scientist, the ability to fill the vessels with cats refers to the parameters of the liquid, and has included the full coverage of the volume among the gas criteria.
Category "Peace Prize"
In this part of the audience, a no less interesting statement awaited than a treatise on the rheology of cats. The "award" went to the team of scientists who announced the discovery of a new method of treating snoring. This know-how has become the original musical instrument - didgeridoo. According to many months of research by a group of enthusiasts, playing on this device can ensure a peaceful sleep of relatives and friends after four months of using the product to snorers. By itself, didgeridoo is a hollow eucalyptus tree trunk, used by Australian aborigines as a kind of wind instrument.
Biology and hydrodynamics
Here, the palm went to Charles Foster and Thomas Twaytes. The Nobel Prize was awarded to these scientists for attempting reincarnation in an alpine goat. For three days, Thomas grazed in the meadows, using special prostheses to bring conditions as close as possible to the life of a cloven-hoofed animal. It is worth noting that Foster also reincarnated into animals. He was in the role of a fox, digging in garbage cans, sleeping in the gardens. The purpose of the study is to get rid of the stressful state created by modern civilization, and a better understanding of animal life.
The most ridiculous Snobel awards include the award, which was received by scientists from Korea and the United States. Their study was to study the most convenient way to transport coffee. It turned out that it is best to carry the drink, so as not to spill it, in the wine glass (with fast walking). Slow movement involves the use of a standard cup, and the most effective method is to cover the cup with the palm, while going backwards.
Medicine and obstetrics
In the Nobel Prize, the most ridiculous victories were in medicine and obstetrics. For example, neuroscientists from France presented evidence that there is an area in the human brain responsible for the love of cheese. According to their theory, in people who categorically do not perceive cheese, this part of the brain has the appearance of a pale ball and a dark substance.
A Spanish team of scientists conducted a no less interesting study. According to its results, a child in the womb perceives musical works much better if they are played in the vagina. Moreover, the device for such a manipulation is already patented.
Anatomy and economy
After the "liquid" cats Snobel Prize in the field of anatomy went to the British scientist. This time the object of study was the big ears of the elderly. It turned out that after thirty years, this body begins to grow again. Moreover, this happens more actively in men than in women, which is explained by several objective reasons.
As for the economy, here two scientists from Australia have shown that the interaction of the crocodile and man (direct contact) increases the degree of human gambling. As an experiment, those who wished were allowed to hold the reptile on their hands, after which the player changed the style of play, if he certainly did not experience discomfort and fear during his contact with the alligator.
Marc Antoine Fardeen introduced the theory of liquid cats, and scientists from Latin America studied the bats. It turns out that these animals have human DNA. We are talking about a specific form of flying rodents, the so-called "vampires". The presence of human cells is associated with a violation of the habitat of animals as a result of urbanization. In connection with these, the "flyers" are forced to feed on "human flesh".
Snobel Prize: the funniest facts about famous people
In 2013, this award went to President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko. He was awarded a prize due to the fact that, in order to avoid disturbing public order and undermining the country's authority, he passed a law prohibiting loud applause in public places. The authorities took these measures in response to the protests and discontent of the population of the republic. As a punishment, a fine was awarded either for 15 days of arrest. One of the worst offenders of this law was the one-handed disabled person who had to pay a fine of $ 200.
Back in 1993, the winner of the Snobel Prize was Robert Feyd, who, using mathematical calculations, determined the probability of how much Gorbachev could have been the Devil himself. The probability was 1 in 710 609 175 188 282 000.
Other interesting cases
In addition to the theory of cat rheology, the Snobel Prize was awarded to scientists for no less absurd projects. Among them:
- The posthumously considered award was presented to the Egyptian scholar Ahmed Shafik. The researcher put on rats pants from different materials and came to the conclusion that the sexual activity of rodents is reduced if they are wearing underwear with the addition of synthetics.
- Professor Mark Avis from New Zealand received the Ig Nobel Prize in Economics. She got him for work, in which he argued that the stones have a pronounced individuality. This presentation came into the realm of the economy due to the criticism of the popular marketing theory of Jennifer Aaker, whose main idea was that the user perceives the trademark as a celebrity, correlating the brand's fame with his personality. As a result, Aaker's theory was completely destroyed.
- Christoph Helmen and his colleagues received the Schnobel Medical Award. Scientists have found that if a person scratches something on the right side, you need to go to the mirror and scratch a similar place on the left.
- In the category "Psychology", the winner was a Belgian Evelyn Debi, who studied the effect of age on the ability to lie. The subjects deliberately told a lie, after which the rate at which they did it was estimated. It turned out that over the years the lie is not so simple, and the most skilled liars are teenagers.
- A pair of paleontologists from North America (B. Crendel and P. Steel) examined the remains of Paleozoic residents. In the process, they decided to pour in an old, petrified shrew with boiling water, then swallowed it without chewing. The purpose of the experiment is to study the excreta released in order to understand which parts of the chitinous membrane and bones of the animal do not undergo the process of digestion.
- The president of the Japanese Security and Investigation Agency, Takeshi Makino, developed a special gel. He allowed to define the betrayal of a husband to his wife. For this it was enough to spray the spray on the man’s underwear. After contact with seminal fluid, the aerosol was painted in a bright green color, confirming the fact of betrayal.
- One American scientist received the Nobel Prize because he brought proof of why some people experience terrible discomfort when creaking chalk or nail on a school board. It turned out that the increased volume of this sound resembles the chimpanzee’s cries for danger.
- No less entertaining is the work of Michael Smith. He decided to find out which parts of the body react most painfully to a bee sting. For this, he placed insects on his organs. It turned out that the most vulnerable was the genital organ, as well as the nostrils and the upper lip.
One of the strangest competitions in the world is the Nobel Prize. Liquid cats - this is one of the sections, which refers to the most extraordinary and ridiculous achievement of 2017. If we study all the nominations for different years, then among the laureates of this award practically all scientists have some strange things that are incomprehensible to ordinary inhabitants and more serious colleagues.