Ig Nobels Awarded For Research Into Big Ears, Feline Fluidity

Matthew Rockloff and Nancy Greer give their acceptance speech after winning the Ig Nobel Economics Prize during ceremonies at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., on Thursday. The pair won for their experiments to see how contact with a live crocodile affects a person

The annual awards for research “that makes you laugh, then think” also singled out scientists who determined that having contact with a crocodile influences a person’s willingness to gamble.

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