And the 2012 Ig Nobel Prizes go to…

21 Sep

“Leaning to the Left Makes the Eiffel Tower Seem Smaller”

“Shape of a Ponytail and the Statistical Physics of Hair Fiber Bundles.”

“Walking With Coffee: Why Does It Spill?”

“Colonic Gas Explosion During Therapeutic Colonoscopy with Electrocautery.”

And other worthy researchers.

Ig Nobel Prize Winner Dr. Elena Bodnar demonstrates her invention (a brassiere that can quickly convert into a pair of protective face masks) assisted by Nobel laureates Wolfgang Ketterle (left), Orhan Pamuk, and Paul Krugman (right). Photo credit: Alexey Eliseev, 2009 Ig Nobel Ceremony

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