'Ig Nobels' Bestowed On Dubious Achievements
RENEE MONTAGNE, host:
Good morning, Im Renee Montagne.
Nobel laureates handed out some prizes this week: The Ig Nobels. On behalf of a Harvard humor magazine, honors were given for dubious achievements like calculating why pregnant women don't tip over. The chemistry prize went to Mexican researchers who worked to create diamonds from tequila. And the Ig Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Swiss researchers who studied whether it's worse to be hit over the head with a full bottle of beer or an empty one.
It's MORNING EDITION.
NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by a contractor for NPR, and accuracy and availability may vary. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Please be aware that the authoritative record of NPR’s programming is the audio.