Tuesday, December 4, 2012


Apparently, researchers can be as goofy as anyone else. The Ig Nobel Prizes the American parody of the Nobel Prizes, gives out yearly prizes for the strangest, weirdest and most incomprehensible research pursued by actual scientists.

Perhaps the greatest question raised by the Ig Nobles is: How do these people get funding for this, um, research?

This year's crop of winners is as daft as ever. We will "reveal" them over several weeks.

Our first winner:
Three psychology researchers from the Netherlands won for their study

       "Leaning to the Left Makes the Eiffel Tower Seem Smaller."