"For three decades, the Ig Nobel Awards have celebrated the lighter side
of science by highlighting research achievements that “first make people
laugh then make them think.” And there’s no shortage of amusing projects
amid the 2020 crop, with alligators made to bellow in helium chambers
and drunken earthworms that vibrate on speakers just a couple of
peculiar experiments to catch the judges’ eyes.
This year marks the 30th instalment of the Ig Nobel Awards, and follows
a 2019 event that offered plenty of useful and comical scientific
revelations. Last year we learned how much saliva a five-year-old child
can produce in a day, just how dirty polymer bank notes can be and how
wombats manage to produce cube-shaped poo. And in 2020 the weird science
has kept on coming."
Via Esther Schindler, who wrote "And there’s no shortage of amusing
projects amid the 2020 crop."
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*** Xanni ***
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