Hanging rhinos and gum stuck to the floor: Ig Nobel prizes, the awards that make you “laugh first and then think” – BBC News World

  • Jonathan Amos
  • Science Correspondent, BBC

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Scientists at Cornell University wanted to know if the health of animals could be compromised when they dangle by their legs under a helicopter.

An experiment that hung black rhinos upside down to see what effect it had on these animals received one of this year’s Ig Nobel prizes.

Other awardees studied bacteria in gum stuck to sidewalks and how to control cockroaches on submarines.

The ceremony could not take place at its usual headquarters at Harvard University due to covid restrictions.

All the fun happened online this time.

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Hanging rhinos and gum stuck to the floor: Ig Nobel prizes, the awards that make you “laugh first and then think” – BBC News World

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