25 Most Hilarious Ig Nobel Prizes Ever Awarded

A parody of the Nobel Prize, the Ig Nobel prizes are awarded every year for the most trivial or strange advancements in scientific research. These are the 25 most hilarious Ig Nobel prizes ever awarded.

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Probability: Bert Tolkamp and Marie Haskell for making two related discoveries: First, that the longer a cow has been lying down, the more likely that cow will soon stand up; and second, that once a cow stands up, you cannot easily predict how soon that cow will lie down again.

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Peace: Alexander Lukashenko, president of Belarus, for making it illegal to applaud in public, AND to the Belarus State Police, for arresting a one-armed man for applauding.

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Psychology: Anita Eerland and Rolf Zwaan for their study "Leaning to the Left Makes the Eiffel Tower Seem Smaller"

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Literature: The US Government General Accountability Office, for issuing a report about reports about reports that recommends the preparation of a report about the report about reports about reports.

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Physiology: Anna Wilkinson and Ludwig Huber for their study "No evidence of contagious yawning in the red-footed tortoise Geochelone carbonaria".

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