Ig Nobel awards honour weird, funny discoveries
CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts (AP) - An experiment that proved people who think they are drunk also think they are attractive and another that showed lost dung beetles can use the Milky Way to find their way home were among the winners at this year's Ig Nobel awards ceremony held on Thursday.
This is the 23rd year for the award, sponsored by the science humour magazine Annals of Improbable Research and given out to honour weird and humorous scientific discoveries. The winners come from all over the world.
Actual Nobel laureates announced the winners during a ceremony at Harvard University.
Editor Marc Abrahams, who organised the ceremony, said the point is to make people laugh and then think.