Japanese doctor wins Ig Nobel for self-colonoscopy
17 September, 2018, 02:59
From workplace voodoo dolls and self-inflicted colonoscopies to cannibalistic diets and using roller coasters to pass kidney stones, here are the winners of this year's Ig Nobel Prizes. Other winnersincluded teams that showed that the majority of people that use complicated products, read the instruction manual (literature prize); the researchers, who examined the Spanish drivers to determine the frequency, motivation and effects, yelling and swearing while driving in the auto (peace prize).
The winners of the 2018 Ig Nobel Prize have been awarded at the 28th First Annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony. They also covered the benefit of using Voodoo dolls against your boss. This study shows that this is likely not the case, earning the Ig Nobel Prize for Nutrition.
A nutritional analysis of cannibalism and treating kidney stones on roller-coasters were research projects honoured by tongue-in-cheek awards at Harvard University on Thursday, created to make you laugh first, and think later.
A study conducted by Lindie Liang, an assistant professor of business at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ont., just received an Ig Nobel award. However, she recommends making workspace a stress-free and relaxed environment and not use a voodoo doll to take revenge on the boss.
Dr Cole said he was "honoured" to have his research recognised with an Ig Nobel, adding: 'Human cannibalism is a subject that continues to hold a morbid fascination within modern societies.
"We wanted to understand why subordinates retaliate when it's bad for them", she said. It's pretty easy to figure out what "RTFM" stands for. A team from Portugal has measured to what degree human saliva is a good cleaning agent for dirty surfaces. The Anthropology Prize goes to a European team for noticing that in a zoo chimpanzees imitate humans just as much humans imitates chimpanzees. With the help of stamps they established that men who suffer from psychogenic impotence, can have erection in the sleep, and patients with organic disorders, as a rule, do not.
Ars Techinca report said: Most of us are inclined to mutter a bit of profanity when stuck in traffic, but roughly one-quarter of us are particularly aggressive when it comes to shouting and cursing at other drivers (especially, it seems, in Spain). Living in Spain as I do, I can concur with the fact that more than 25 percent of humans do this at some point or another.
The winners, who as usual journeyed to MA at their own expense, also received a cash prize of $10 trillion virtually worthless Zimbabwean dollars.
As noted by ITV News, a amusing aspect of the ceremony was an eight-year-old girl, who kept award winners from giving lengthy speeches by saying the words "please stop, I'm bored" if the acceptance speech went over the 60-second mark. Enjoy watching the very entertaining Ig Nobel awards ceremony in the video below.
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