One other experiment, which discovered that narcissists could be recognized by their eyebrows, was additionally honored.
The Ig Nobels have been awarded since 1991 to parody the extra established Nobel Prizes. This 12 months’s ceremony, which passed off on Thursday, was webcast because of the pandemic.
In the meantime, American researcher Richard Vetter gained the entomology prize for “accumulating proof that many entomologists (scientists who examine bugs) are afraid of spiders, which aren’t bugs.”
And a Dutch-Belgian group gained the drugs award for “diagnosing a long-unrecognized medical situation: Misophonia, the misery at listening to different individuals make chewing sounds.”
“The Ig Nobel Prizes honor achievements that make individuals snigger, then suppose,” the award organizers write on their web site.
Winners settle for their prizes from “genuinely bemused real Nobel Laureates,” the web site reads — this 12 months, six Nobel winners dished out the trophies.
US President Donald Trump, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Brazilian chief Jair Bolsonaro gained the “Medical Schooling Award,” together with a handful of different world leaders, for utilizing the pandemic to show the world that “politicians can have a extra fast impact on life and dying than scientists and medical doctors can” — a not-so-subtle dig at these politicians’ dealing with of the coronavirus disaster.
Thursday’s ceremony marked the 30th version of the awards, that are often held at Harvard College.