The prizes were awarded Thursday at the University of Harvard.
A nutritional analysis of cannibalism and the treatment of kidney stones on roller coasters were research projects that were honored with tongue-in-cheek awards at Harvard University Thursday, designed to make you laugh and think later.
The price? A fake $ 10 trillion bill from Zimbabwe and the possibility to give an acceptance speech of 60 seconds before a time-out is given by an eight-year-old girl who says: "Please, I'm bored."
The Ig Nobel Prizes, or the so-called "anti-Nobels", are organized by the satirical scientific journal "Annals of Improbable Research" and honor the same 10 categories as the real Nobels, the most prestigious prizes in the world.
This year, the Ig Nobel Prize for Medicine went to two American researchers for a study that was published in October 2016 on the effects of using roller coaster rides to speed up the passage of kidney stones, according to the organizers press release.
The food price went to researchers in Britain, Tanzania and Zimbabwe for calculating the calorie intake of a diet with human cannibalism was significantly lower than that of "most other traditional meat diets."
An article about chimpanzees that people so often imitate, and about as well as vice versa, conducted by researchers from seven European countries and Indonesia, won the award for anthropology at the 28th annual ceremony.
The prize for biology went to those who showed that wine experts can identify the presence of a single fly in a glass of wine through smell – a joint effort by academics in Colombia, Germany, France, Sweden and Switzerland.
The peace prize was won by those who measured the frequency, motivation and effects of shouts and curses during driving a car.
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