It’s Ig Noble time again. Which can only mean it time to laugh at silly scientist proving stuff that is obvious or useless – eh? God those brain-boxes would probably get run over if left to their own devices on a normal street, showing Star Wars to locusts.

At least this article attempts to not just laugh at the intellectuals. In particular, one of the ignoble winners (about whether people can swim faster in water or syrup) actually comes up with a not intuitive result. THUS PROVING THE POINT OF THE EXPERIMENT.

You know this is a lousy subject, lazily dragged up yet again however when the best comment is in the Talkback section! And that is “Why is there no Ignoble prize for peace?” Unfortunately there is one, and it was last won in 2004 by the inventor of Karaoke.