Ig Nobel Prizes Reward Beetle-Bottle Sex


This year’s Ig Nobel Prizes, awarded “for achievements that first make people LAUGH then make them THINK,” were announced last night. The chemistry prize went to a Japanese team that developed the world’s first “wasabi alarm,” while the peace prize went to the mayor of Vilnius, Lithuania “for demonstrating that the problem of illegally parked luxury cars can be solved by running them over with an armored tank.” Our favorite, however, was the winner of the biology prize, a team that discovered “that a certain kind of beetle mates with a certain kind of Australian beer bottle.”

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