Article Posted on 06/27/2019

The lg Noble Prize is a tongue-in-cheek award given each year to actual research projects that seem silly.  The winners are published in a humorous periodical Annals of Improbable Research.

ECONOMICS Researchers in Canada and the United States, for investigating whether it is effective for employees to use voodoo dolls to retaliate against abusive bosses.

BIOLOGY Researchers in Sweden, Colombia and Germany for demonstrating that wine experts can reliably identify by smell the presence of a single fly in a glass of wine.

CHEMISTRY Three Portuguese researcher for measuring the degree to which human saliva is a good cleaning agent for dirty surfaces.

PEACE Researchers in Spain for measuring the frequency, motivation and effects of shouting and cursing while driving an automobile.

NUTRITION A lecturer at England’s University of Brighton, for calculating that the caloric intake from a human-cannibalism diet is significantly lower than the caloric intake from most other traditional meat diets.

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