There are great winners of the lg Nobel Prize this year, here link: Ig Nobel Prize Winners 2009
They are all fantastic this year, but I especially like the veterinary medicine prize which went to Catherine Douglas and Peter Rowlinson of Newcastle University, UK, for showing that cows who have names give more milk than cows that are nameless…
For those who are unfamiliar with the Ig Nobel Prizes, here a description from the founders, Improbable Research:
Ig Nobel Prizes honor achievements that first make people laugh, and then make them think. The prizes are intended to celebrate the unusual, honor the imaginative — and spur people’s interest in science, medicine, and technology.