- The Medicine Prize, for "assessing the effect of listening to opera, on heart transplant patients who are mice"
- The Psychology Prize, for "confirming, by experiment, that people who think they are drunk also think they are attractive"
- The Physics Prize, for "for discovering that some people would be physically capable of running across the surface of a pond — if those people and that pond were on the moon."
- Finally, the Peace Price, to the "president of Belarus, for making it illegal to applaud in public, AND to the Belarus State Police, for arresting a one-armed man for applauding."
Friday, September 13, 2013
The 2013 Ig Nobel Prizes are out. Best ones: