This year, the winners of the Ig Nobel Prizes are pretty hilarious. The top two? A knife made entirely of poop (yes, poop) and a helium huffing gator. No joke.
Why would you give an alligator hellium? Why, to study acoustics and the vocalizations of your crocodilian population!
As for the poop knife…an Inuit story accounts that a man had all of his tools taken away from him in an effort to move into a settlement.
What is an anthropologist to do but prove or disprove the story? Oh, yes, they did. Ew?!