2012 Ig Nobel Prizes honour offbeat research
Groundbreaking research into monkey butts, green hair, diamonds and dead fish was recognised this year
By Jon Gold | Network World US | Published: 09:50, 27 September 12
This year’s Ig Nobel Prize, handed out last week in Cambridge, Massachusetts, offered up the usual cavalcade of faffing around, silliness and genuinely puzzling scientific advancement. Here are the 10 winners.
Craig Bennett, Abigail Baird, Michael Miller and George Wolford demonstrated that even scientists sometimes find only what they’re looking for by showing apparent fMRI activity in the brain of a dead salmon. Insert your favourite joke about “interestingly, they still got no results from [insert politician]”.