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Everyone familiar with the Nobel Prizes, which awarded for physics, chemistry, medicine, literature, and peace. These are to those who have "the greatest benefit to humankind". However, fewer people are aware of the Ig Nobel Prize. This is to "honor achievements that first make people laugh, and then make them ". One of this year's Ig Nobel awards has been given to scientists who on the effects on rhinoceroses of hanging them upside down. The rhino study the award for transportation research. Researchers from Cornell University were to the healthiest way to relocate the animals by helicopter.

The Ig Nobel prizes are by the science humor magazine Annals of Improbable Research. Wikipedia says: "The Ig Nobel Prize is a satirical prize annually since 1991 to celebrate ten unusual or trivial achievements in scientific research." It added: "The name of the award is a pun on the Nobel Prize, which it , and on the word ignoble (not noble)." Other recipients of this year's award the bacteria in chewing gum to pavements, tests on forms of cat communication, and out research on whether humans to grow beards to themselves from punches to the face. All award winners a now-defunct Zimbabwean $10 trillion note.

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