Marc Abrahams, Ig Nobel prize initiator

Marc-Antoine Fardin, winner of the Ig-Physics prize, for using fluid dynamics to probe the question "Can a Cat Be Both a Solid and a Liquid?".

Alex Garcia-Faura, winner of the Ig-Obstetrics prize, for showing that a developing human fetus responds more strongly to music that is played electromechanically inside the mother's vagina than to music that is played electromechanically on the mother's belly.

Bruno Verschuere, winner of the Ig-Psychology prize, for asking a thousand liars how often they lie, and for deciding whether to believe those answers.

What is the Ig Nobel Prize?

"The prizes are intended to celebrate the unusual, honor the imaginative, and spur people's interest in science, medicine, and technology", Marc Abrahams, editor of Annals of Improbable Research and co-sponsor of the awards. What is the Ig Nobel Prize?

More on the subject

The Ig-Physics prize:

(No animal experiments are associated with the research. All pictures in below paper are found on the webb and used as illustrations.)

Read more about Marc-Antoine Fardins research in "On the Rehology of Cats"

The Ig-Obstetrics prize:

Read more about Alex Garcia-Fauras research

Watch a fetus respond to intravaginal music

The Ig-Psychology prize:

Read more about Bruno Verschueres research