September 18 , 2023
- A team of scientists from India, China, Malaysia and the US has won this year’s Ig Nobels.
- This prize is awarded for humorous scientific feats, in the mechanical engineering category for its study of repurposing dead spiders to be used in gripping tools.
- The Ig Nobel Prize is a parody of the Nobel Prize, awarded for unconventional and humorous scientific achievements.
- It aims to make people laugh and then think about the peculiar aspects of science.
- Unlike the Nobel Prize, which honor significant intellectual accomplishments, the Ig Nobel Prize celebrates the quirky and offbeat side of research.