A penguin minding its nest, and surrounded by the streaky evidence of its poop-shooting (Image: Benno Meyer-Rochow) How far penguins can poop and whether people can swim faster in syrup than water were among the sticky questions answered by winners of the 2005 Ig Nobel prizes.
By Mark Henderson, Science Correspondent October 7 2005, 1:00am, The Times WHEN Claire Rind and Peter Simmons, of the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, decided to investigate the brain functions of locusts, the Force was clearly with them.
Get books about improbable research and the Ig Nobel Prize. Press Clips – 2005. What the press has to say about us. Press from Other Years: “Penguin poop scoops Ig Nobel science prize,” Times [London], October 7, 2005 “Konstgjorda hundtestiklar fick …
Coat tails, Nobel laureates, and ceremonial speeches marked the 15th annual Ig Nobel science awards ceremony held last night at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. But lest there be any confusion, not much else about the wacky Nobel Prize spoof resembles the real thing—except the science, which, believe it or not, is genuine.
The audience chuckled and we got the idea to calculate what pressure is produced by a penguin’s pooh.” On hand to award the prizes were a collection of real Nobel laureates – Dudley Herschbach (chemistry, 1986), William Lipscomb (chemistry, 1976), Sheldon Glashow (physics,1979), Robert Wilson (physics, 1978) – who greeted the winners with handshakes and trumpet blasts.
A study shows that dogs spontaneously align themselves north to south when they poop or pee. A new app helps you collect your dog’s bodily habits for science.
Penguin Poo Paper Earns Ig Nobel CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts – Dr. Yoshiro NakaMats has enough on his plate without having to remember what he had for lunch three days ago. But the prolific 77-year-old inventor and author (known to some as Japan’s Ray Kurzweil) does indeed want to remember his meals – every one of them.
Penguin poo wins Ig Nobel prize The awards are much-coveted by the scientific community Cutting edge studies on artificial dogs’ testicles, locusts which watch Star Wars and penguin defaecation have been honoured with Ig Nobel awards.
Oct 14, 2006 · Dog testicles, penguin poop study win Ig Nobels Fri Oct 7, 2005 10:47 AM ET11 By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The inventor of artificial testicles for dogs, Nigerian Internet scammers and a team that calculated the pressures created when penguins poop won Ig Nobel prizes for 2005 on Thursday.
Dog testicles, penguin poop study win Ig Nobels 令人大笑发人深省 第15届“搞笑”诺贝尔奖揭晓 Psychologist and author Robin Abrahams (L) talks to William Lipscomb, winner of the 1976 Nobel Prize in Chemistry and dressed as a bottle of beer, at the ‘Fifteenth 1st Annual Ig Nobel Prize’ ceremony at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts October 6, 2005.