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.
Johan Pettersson figured out why blonde-haired people were seeing their hair turn green – copper pipes in showers in newer buildings. What’s funny is that this would’ve been my scientifically illiterate guess, had I even known this phenomenon existed.