ART: Presented jointly to Jim Knowlton, modern Renaissance man, for his classic anatomy poster “Penises of the Animal Kingdom,” and to the U.S. National Endowment for the Arts for encouraging Mr. Knowlton to extend his work in the form of a pop-up book. WHO ATTENDED THE IG NOBEL CEREMONY: Eleanor Maguire. van Bronswijk. [REFERENCE: “The First Case of Homosexual Necrophilia in the Mallard Anas platyrhynchos (Aves: Anatidae)” C.W. Geoffrey Miller, Joshua Tybur and Brent Jordan of the University of New Mexico, USA, for discovering that professional lap dancers earn higher tips when they are ovulating. PHYSICS PRIZE: Lianne Parkin, Sheila Williams, and Patricia Priest of the University of Otago, New Zealand, for demonstrating that, on icy footpaths in wintertime, people slip and fall less often if they wear socks on the outside of their shoes. [The study was published in The New England Journal of Medicine, vol. 627-633. REFERENCE: “Ultrasonic Velocity in Cheddar Cheese as Affected by Temperature,” Antonio Mulet, José Javier Benedito, José Bon, and Carmen Rosselló, Journal of Food Science, vol. REFERENCE: “Behavioural and electrophysiological responses of the female malaria mosquito Anopheles gambiae (Diptera: Culicidae) to Limburger cheese volatiles,” Bulletin of Entomological Research, B.G.J. 5, 1988, pp. 87, 1998, pp. ACOUSTICS PRIZE: Kazutaka Kurihara and Koji Tsukada [JAPAN] for creating the SpeechJammer — a machine that disrupts a person’s speech, by making them hear their own spoken words at a very slight delay. REFERENCE: “‘Beauty Is in the Eye of the Beer Holder’: People Who Think They Are Drunk Also Think They Are Attractive,” Laurent Bègue, Brad J. Bushman, Oulmann Zerhouni, Baptiste Subra, Medhi Ourabah, British Journal of Psychology, epub May 15, 2012. 40, October 2007, pp. REFERENCE: “Aesthetic value of paintings affects pain thresholds,” Marina de Tommaso, Michele Sardaro, and Paolo Livrea, Consciousness and Cognition, vol. Rind and P.J. MEDICINE: Steven Stack of Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, USA and James Gundlach of Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama, USA, for their published report “The Effect of Country Music on Suicide.”. MEDICINE: Dr. Arvid Vatle of Stord, Norway, for carefully collecting, classifying, and contemplating which kinds of containers his patients chose when submitting urine samples. E invece no. Non si sa mai, lo studio di processi simili un giorno potrebbe aiutarci a controllare i processi biologici, scrivono i ricercatori. [REFERENCE: “Demonstration of the Exponential Decay Law Using Beer Froth,” Arnd Leike, European Journal of Physics, vol. A leggere i risultato di uno studio pubblicato lo scorso anno su Scientific Reports infatti si trova una correlazione tra i due parametri e si scopre che ci si bacia sulla bocca di più nei paesi in cui le diseguaglianze di reddito sono maggiori, scrivono i ricercatori, un team internazionale, in parte anche italiano. REFERENCE: “Hemolytic Activities of Stinging Insect Venoms,” Justin O. Schmidt, Murray S. Blum, and William L. Overal, Archives of Insect Biochemistry and Physiology, vol. Report of the Special Investigation Commission. ATTENDING THE THE CEREMONY: Emmanuel Ben-Soussan. CHEMISTRY: James Campbell and Gaines Campbell of Lookout Mountain, Tennessee, dedicated deliverers of fragrance, for inventing scent strips, the odious method by which perfume is applied to magazine pages. 2, 2013. 2, December 2016, pp. Lo más reciente. PHYSICS: David Schmidt of the University of Massachusetts for his partial solution to the question of why shower curtains billow inwards. WHO ATTENDED THE IG NOBEL PRIZE CEREMONY: Bart Knols. 3, March 2004, pp. David Sims of Cass Business School. You can watch the video on our youTube Channel. [NOTE: Several years after this prize was awarded, the patent office quietly revoked Mr. Keogh’s patent.]. 16, no. PEACE PRIZE [INDIA, PAKISTAN] LITERATURE: The British Standards Institution for its six-page specification (BS-6008) of the proper way to make a cup of tea. 3961–76. 1152-1162. WHO ATTENDED THE CEREMONY: Marina de Tommaso. 42, October 16, 2007, pp. 426.]. ANATOMY PRIZE: Frans de Waal [The Netherlands and USA] and Jennifer Pokorny [USA] for discovering that chimpanzees can identify other chimpanzees individually from seeing photographs of their rear ends. Was die TV-Übertragungen betrifft, gibt es ab eine Neuerung. REFERENCE: “Is a Sigh ‘Just a Sigh’? Minor Premise (2020) 94 minutes Cast. The 2020 Ig Nobel Prizes were awarded at the 30th First Annual Ig Nobel Prize ceremony, on Thursday, September 17, 2020. Mehr als 15 Millionen Euro gibt es als Startprämie für jeden Teilnehmer an der Gruppenphase der UEFA Champions League 2020/2021 - ein entscheidender Anreiz für jeden Profiverein, am Wettbewerb teilzunehmen. NUTRITION: Wasmia Al-Houty of Kuwait University and Faten Al-Mussalam of the Kuwait Environment Public Authority, for showing that dung beetles are finicky eaters. Because of the Covid-19 epidemic, it … 483-9. WHO ATTENDED THE CEREMONY: Eigil Reimers, Sindre Eftestøl, NUTRITION PRIZE [SPAIN]: Raquel Rubio, Anna Jofré, Belén Martín, Teresa Aymerich, and Margarita Garriga, for their study titled “Characterization of Lactic Acid Bacteria Isolated from Infant Faeces as Potential Probiotic Starter Cultures for Fermented Sausages.”. REFERENCE: “Righting a Wrong: Retaliation on a Voodoo Doll Symbolizing an Abusive Supervisor Restores Justice,” Lindie Hanyu Liang, Douglas J. 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[REFERENCE: The March 31, 2001 television and Internet broadcast of the “Jack Van Impe Presents” program. Da oggi, sì: Stephen Reber, zoologo cognitivo dell’Università di Lund (Svezia) ha tentato qualcosa di simile in un esperimento sui vocalizzi animali che si è distinto nell’edizione 2020 degli Ig Nobel, i premi alle ricerche scientifiche “che prima fanno ridere e poi riflettere”. 1, 1989, pp. ARCHEOLOGY: Eclaireurs de France, the Protestant youth group whose name means”those who show the way,” fresh-scrubbed removers of grafitti, for erasing the ancient paintings from the walls of the Meyrieres Cave near the French village of Bruniquel. REFERENCE: Being a Beast, by Charles Foster, Profile Books, 2016, ISBN 978-1781255346. WHO ATTENDED THE CEREMONY: Charles Foster, Thomas Thwaites. 7, 2012. MATHEMATICS PRIZE: Dorothy Martin of the USA (who predicted the world would end in 1954), Pat Robertson of the USA (who predicted the world would end in 1982), Elizabeth Clare Prophet of the USA (who predicted the world would end in 1990), Lee Jang Rim of KOREA (who predicted the world would end in 1992), Credonia Mwerinde of UGANDA (who predicted the world would end in 1999), and Harold Camping of the USA (who predicted the world would end on September 6, 1994 and later predicted that the world will end on October 21, 2011), for teaching the world to be careful when making mathematical assumptions and calculations. Quel che è emerso analizzando i dati è che il bacio non sembra valere come strumento di valutazione di salute, ma è invece correlato al tipo di relazione: sembra essere più importante in una coppia ormai consolidata dove è tenuto in grande considerazione, più dei rapporti sessuali, che durante il corteggiamento. 538-541. REFERENCE: “Physics Takes the Biscuit“, Len Fisher, Nature, vol. PUBLIC SAFETY PRIZE: John Senders of the University of Toronto, CANADA, for conducting a series of safety experiments in which a person drives an automobile on a major highway while a visor repeatedly flaps down over his face, blinding him. 217-23.]. The Swiss Federal Ethics Committee on Non-Human Biotechnology (ECNH) and the citizens of Switzerland for adopting the legal principle that plants have dignity. REFERENCE: “Argon Plasma Coagulation in the Treatment of Hemorrhagic Radiation Proctitis is Efficient But Requires a Perfect Colonic Cleansing to Be Safe,” E. Ben-Soussan, M. Antonietti, G. Savoye, S. Herve, P. Ducrotté, and E. Lerebours, European Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, vol. WHO ATTENDED THE IG NOBEL CEREMONY: (1) Author Nick T. Spark , on behalf of John Paul Stapp’s widow, Lilly. Lo scopo, si legge sulle pagine della ricerca – un paper su Journal of Experimental Biology di qualche anno fa – era capire se nelle loro vocalizzazioni fossero presenti quelli noti in acustica come formanti, la cui distribuzione, si legge, può essere alterata nello spettro sonoro dall’elio. LITERATURE PRIZE: Glenda Browne of Blaxland, Blue Mountains, Australia, for her study of the word “the” — and of the many ways it causes problems for anyone who tries to put things into alphabetical order. 5, May 1970, pp. 1, March 1975, pp. Vi lasciamo con una perla citata in puntata, ovvero il coccodrillo che fa un verso stranissimo. BIOLOGY PRIZE [UK] — Awarded jointly to: Charles Foster, for living in the wild as, at different times, a badger, an otter, a deer, a fox, and a bird; and to Thomas Thwaites, for creating prosthetic extensions of his limbs that allowed him to move in the manner of, and spend time roaming hills in the company of, goats. Premis IgNobel 2020. Brown, Huiwen Lian, Samuel Hanig, D. Lance Ferris, and Lisa M. Keeping, The Leadership Quarterly, February 2018. WHO ATTENDED THE CEREMONY: Hanyu Liang, Douglas J. 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