Dog testicles, penguin poop study win Ig Nobels
The inventor of artificial testicles for dogs and a team that calculated the pressures created when penguins poop won Ig Nobel prizes for 2005 on Thursday.
The spoof prizes, awarded by the science humor magazine Annals of Improbable Research, are presented at a ceremony in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where the winners must try to explain their work in a minute or less.
While some awards clearly poke fun at current culture, others are meant to provoke debate about science, Annals editor Marc Abrahams said.
"Now in their fifteenth year, the Igs honor achievements that first make people laugh, and then make them think," Abrahams said in a statement.
The Ig Nobel Prizes were handed to the winners by genuine Nobel laureates Dudley Herschbach（1986 Chemistry）, William Lipscomb（1976 Chemistry）, Robert Wilson（1978 Physics）and Sheldon Glashow（1979 Physics）.
Harvard professor Roy Glauber, awarded a Nobel Prize in physics, has been a regular at the Ig Nobels for 10 years, sweeping paper airplanes thrown on the stage during the ceremony.