Scientific research can also be funny
The effects of cursing while driving and other 2018 Ig Nobel Prize winners - science news Ig Noble prizes 2018

Sometimes science is too serious. Or so it seems! However, some scientists dare to venture into questions and research that “make people laugh then make them think”. This kind of unconventional studies are awarded every year with the Ig Nobel Prize and it is worth taking a look at this year’s winners.

The Medicine Prize went to a group of scientists for using roller coaster rides to try to hasten the passage of kidney stones. Anthropology received a reward for a study showing that chimpanzees imitate humans about as often, and about as well, as humans imitate chimpanzees. Amazingly, one study showed that wine experts can reliably identify, by smell, the presence of a single fly in a glass of wine, and for this, the authors received the Biology Prize. You might already know, from personal experience, that most people who use complicated products do not read the instruction manual. This study received the Literature Prize. We will mention only one more, the Peace Prize awarded for measuring the frequency, motivation, and effects of shouting and cursing while driving an automobile. To see the entire list of winners for the 2018 Ig Noble prizes please click the link below.

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