An intact scorpion locking claws with an autotomized one
Constipation’s Effect on Scorpion Sex Garners Biology Ig Nobel
Other winners of this year’s prizes include research on the physics of ducklings and the therapeutic potential of ice cream.
Constipation’s Effect on Scorpion Sex Garners Biology Ig Nobel
Constipation’s Effect on Scorpion Sex Garners Biology Ig Nobel

Other winners of this year’s prizes include research on the physics of ducklings and the therapeutic potential of ice cream.

Other winners of this year’s prizes include research on the physics of ducklings and the therapeutic potential of ice cream.

Ig Nobel Prizes
Rhino upside down, in the sky
2021 Ig Nobel Prizes Honor Decongestant Orgasms, Rhino Transport
Lisa Winter | Sep 14, 2021
A full beard can absorb nearly 40 percent of the shock from a punch to the face, according to one winning study.
Frozen Fecal Knives Honored by 2020 Ig Nobel Prizes
Lisa Winter | Sep 18, 2020
Other recipients of the award for laugh-worthy achievements experimented with alligators on helium and vibrating worms.
Voodoo Dolls, Roller-Coasters for Kidney Stones Win at Ig Nobels
Ashley Yeager | Sep 14, 2018
The awards for comical but practical scientific discovery also include cannibalism and self-colonoscopy.
Cave Creature Genitalia, Other Weird Discoveries Net 2017 Ig Nobels
Shawna Williams | Sep 15, 2017
In one winning paper, scientists describe an insect whose females have evolved a penis-like appendage that penetrates males’ “vaginas.”
Ig Nobels Honor Surprising Science
Ben Andrew Henry | Sep 26, 2016
Studies on the sex lives of rats and the personality of rocks are among the projects celebrated this year.
Laugh, Then Think: The Ig Nobels
Karen Zusi | Sep 21, 2015
This year’s awards honor research on bee stings, appendicitis, kissing, and more.
Science with a Sense of Humor
Erin Weeks | Sep 13, 2013
Researchers who studied stargazing dung beetles, opera-loving mice are among recipients of this year’s Ig Nobel Prizes.