Mon, 1 October 2012
Hosts: Ed Brown, Dr. Shayne Joseph, Penny Dumsday, Dr. Maia Sauren.
The Ig Nobel Prizes honour achievements that first make us laugh, then make us think. We take a look at this year’s winners: from ponytails to reports about reports about reports.
Psychology prize: Lean a little to the left, do I look shorter to you?
Peace prize: Ammo is a girl’s best friend?
Acoustics prize: The SpeechJammer. The shut up machine for the passive aggressive.
Neuroscience prize: Scanning Dead Salmon in fMRI Machine Highlights Risk of Red Herrings
Chemistry prize: Why Did Hair Turn Green for Residents of a Certain Town?
Literature prize: I think we need another report.
Physics prize: Like How Your Hair Hangs? Praise the Laws of Physics
Fluid dynamics prize: Physicists Dive into Oscillation Frequency of Coffee
Anatomy prize: Chimps can recognise friends by their behinds
Medicine prize: When people explode during colonoscopies