Can You Believe Scientists Were Actually Paid To Do These Experiments?
The 24th Ig Nobel Prize ceremony was held recently at Harvard Those are the awards ceremony for the most stupid and ridiculous scientific experiments of the year.
Here are some of the more interesting winners:
The prize for physics went to a team from Japan that studied the amount of friction between a shoe and a banana peel . . . to figure out the amount of friction that would cause someone to slip like in cartoons.
The prize for neuroscience went to a team from China that tried to figure out what happens in people's brains when they see Jesus on a piece of toast…..(I know you are CRAAAAAAZY)
The prize for biology went to Czech scientists who figured out that when dogs pee and poop, they try to align their bodies with the Earth's north-south axis.
The prize for nutrition went to scientists from Spain who tested whether bacteria from infant feces could be used to create healthier sausages.
Let me repeat that!
The prize for nutrition went to scientists from Spain who tested whether bacteria from infant feces could be used to create healthier sausages. WTH?
And finally, the prize for medicine went to a team from Michigan State University who found you can stop nose bleeds by packing someone's nostrils with bacon. What a colossal waste of bacon.