Team including Indian researcher wins 2023 Ig Nobel prize

Updated: Sep 15 2023 9:33PM

New Delhi, Sep 15 (PTI) A team of scientists from India, China, Malaysia and the US has won this year’s Ig Nobels, the prize for humorous scientific feats, in the mechanical engineering category for its study of repurposing dead spiders to be used in gripping tools, the organisers said.

Counting nose hairs in cadavers, repurposing dead spiders, smart toilets idea, and explaining why scientists lick rocks, were among the 10 winning achievements in the 33rd Ig Nobel Prize ceremony.

The prizes were announced on Thursday during an online event produced by the magazine ‘Annals of Improbable Research’.