Ig Nobel Prize: 10 funniest scientific achievements of 2012.
Every year at Harvard in the United States pay tribute to the achievements, "which makes people laugh and then think." September 20 was 22-I Ig Nobel Prize award ceremony for the most bizarre, unusual and funny discoveries.
Anita Eerland Rolf Zwaan and Tulio Guadalupe Peru received the award for his research: "torso to the left makes the Eiffel Tower is shorter." Scientists have discovered that when we lean to the left, then evaluate things like smaller. For example, those who are looking at the Eiffel Tower tilted to the left, estimate its height is 12 meters less.
SKN Russian company won the world for what has developed a technology transformation of combat ammunition in nanodiamonds.
Japanese Katsutaka Kurihara and Koji Tsukada were awarded for the invention of "Silencer speech" - a device that stops the endless stream of speech, causing the talker to hear your own words with a slight delay.
American scientists Craig Bennett, Abigail Beerd, Michael Miller and George Walford were awarded the Ig Nobel Prize for what proved to everyone that researchers studying the brain using sophisticated instruments and simple statistics, can see meaningful brain activity anywhere, even in the dead salmon.
Johan Pettersson of Sweden and Rwanda distinguished by the fact that solved the riddle of why some houses of the city Anderslov in Sweden, people are green hair.
The US Government Accountability Office awarded for a report on the statement of the report, which recommends to prepare a report on the statement of the report on the report.
Researchers Joseph Keller, Raymond Goldstein, Patrick Warren and Robin Ball earned premium for that calculated the balance of forces that shape and are forced to move ponytail hairstyle.
Ruslan Krechetnikov and Hans Mayer were awarded for the study of fluid spillage. They found out what happens to the walking man, when he has a cup of coffee. Scientists have shown that the properties of the cups, the legs and the liquid are combined in such a way that we often spill coffee between the seventh and the tenth step.
Frans de Waal in the Netherlands and American researcher Jennifer Pokorny received the award for his discovery that chimpanzees can learn other chimp pictures of their backside.
Emanyuel Ben Susan and Michelle Antoinette of France were awarded the Prize in Medicine for what prompted doctors performing colonoscopy (protsedry Inspection intestine) how to reduce the chance that the patient may vomit feces.