Celebrating improbable research that “first makes people laugh and then makes them think,” the Ig Nobel Awards were announced last week.
To win an Ig Nobel, you typically have to do something really novel, like collect whale snot with a remote-controlled helicopter or create an economic or environmental catastrophe. However, you can also win for showing something you may have known all along, like that swearing can be good for you. For more details, Observations of a Nerd gives a nice rundown.
In past years, I’ve always listened to the Ig Nobels on NPR’s Science Friday. I didn’t know Improbable Research put out videos of the awards! So, I was really excited about coming across this “best of Miss Sweetie Poo” video.