The Ig Nobel Prizes are awarded in the same 10 categories as the actual Nobel Prizes. The winners of this year were the following:
Medicine: American scientists won for their work on the use of roller coaster rides at Walt Disney World as a treatment for kidney stones, and discovered that attractions could accelerate the speed with which they pass.
The paper was titled "Validation of a renal model of functional pyelocalycia for evaluating the passage of kidney stones while riding a roller coaster". and published in the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association.
Anthropology: Researchers from Sweden, Romania, Denmark, the Netherlands, Germany, Indonesia, Italy and the United Kingdom won by collecting evidence, in a zoo, that chimpanzees imitate humans with the same frequency, and also, as humans mimic to the chimpanzees.
The document was titled "Spontaneous cross-species imitation in the interaction between chimpanzees and zoo visitors" and published in the journal Primates.
Biology: Scientists from Sweden, Colombia, Germany, France and Switzerland won by demonstrating that wine experts can identify, by smell, the presence of a single fly in a wine glass.
The document was called & # 39; The Scent of the Fly & # 39; and it was published in bioRxiv.
Chemistry: Portuguese researchers won by measuring how well saliva works to clean dirty surfaces.
His study was titled "Human saliva as a cleaning agent for dirty surfaces". and it was published in Studies in Conversation.
Medical education: A Japanese doctor won by his report on how to get a colonoscopy while seated in a chair, reportedly inspired by an increasing rate of bowel cancer in Japan because people refuse to undergo a colonoscopy.
His article was titled "Colonoscopy in the sitting position: Lessons learned from autocolonoscopy using a variable caliber colonoscope and small caliber" and published in Gastrointestinal endoscopy.
Literature: Researchers from Australia and El Salvador won a study documenting that most people who use complicated products do not read the instruction manual. It was titled & # 39; Life is too short for RTFM & # 39; (RTFM means & # 39; read the f *** ing manual & # 39;).
Your article was titled & # 39; Life is too short for RTFM: how users relate to documentation and excess characteristics in consumer products & # 39; and it was published in Interaction with computers.
Nutrition: Researchers from Zimbabwe, Tanzania and the United Kingdom won by calculating that the caloric intake of a human cannibalism diet is significantly lower than the caloric intake of most other traditional meat diets.
The document was entitled "Evaluation of the caloric importance of episodes of human cannibalism in the Paleolithic" and was published in Scientific Reports.
Peace: Spanish and Colombian scientists won by measuring how often, why and the effects of people shouting and cursing while driving cars.
The article was entitled "Screaming and cursing while driving: perceived frequency, reasons, risk and punishment" and published in the Journal of Sociology and Anthropology.
Reproductive Medicine: Researchers from the USA The US, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, India and Bangladesh won to test whether penis function could be measured using postage stamps.
The document was titled & # 39; Monitoring the Tumescence of the Night Penis with Seals & # 39; and it was published in Urology.
Economic Sciences: Scientists from Canada, China, Singapore and the USA UU They won to investigate if it is effective for employees to use Voodoo dolls to retaliate against abusive employers.
His study was entitled "Straighten an Evil: Retaliation on a Voodoo Doll that Symbolizes an Abusive Supervisor Restores Justice" and was published in The Leadership Quarterly.
Source: Unlikely research records