The Igs are in!

The 2013 Ig Nobel Prize winners have been announced. The biology/astronomy prize went to Marie Dacke and co-authors for their fascinating and not-so-crappy paper “Dung Beetles Use the Milky Way for Orientation.”


African dung beetle (photo by “Kay-africa”)

The psychology prize went to Laurent Bègue and co-authors for their equally fascinating paper “‘Beauty is in the eye of the beer holder’: People who think they are drunk also think they are attractive.”

There were other prizes too, all for “achievements that first make people LAUGH, then make them THINK.” Take a look!

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