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Ig Nobel Prizes 2022: The Unlikely Science That Won This Year’s Prizes

From how constipation affects scorpions’ mating prospects to a look at what makes legal documents unnecessarily difficult to understand, this year’s Ig Nobel laureates are revealed, for “achievements that first make people laugh and Then they make her think.”

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September 15, 2022

Newly hatched wild ducklings paddle in formation behind their mother.

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The best (and not the best) science can make people laugh and then think, and every year the Ig Nobel laureates offer some brilliant specimens of this. The 32nd Annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony, fully online again, thanks to the pandemic, has given us this year’s new winners, and as is tradition, the comments give them to you.

surf ducks

There is a subtle mystery in the way ducklings manage to swim in formation. Frank Fish, biologist and…

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