Protective beard and the smell of violence: for which discoveries were awarded the Shnobel Prize
The 31st regular ceremony of the Shnobel Prize (known as the Antiobel Prize) was held online, with scientists from 24 countries becoming laureates. The ceremony was broadcast on improbable.com .
The prize is awarded for scientific research that “makes you laugh first, then think.” Many of the nominated studies seem pointless or absurd, but many of them, as the organizers say, still have scientific value.
Scientists from the United States received the Shnobel Prize, who, in the course of an experiment, found evidence that a beard in men can protect against blows to the face. The award was given to researchers in the Peace Prize category.
The Medicine Award goes to researchers who have proven that orgasm is as effective in relieving nasal congestion as decongestants.
In the field of economics, the prize was won by European scientists who proved that the degree of obesity of politicians correlates with the level of corruption in the state.
In the field of chemistry, the Schnobel Prize was received by researchers from Germany, Britain, Greece, Australia, who analyzed the chemical composition of the air in cinemas in order to find out whether there is a connection between the smells emitted by the audience and scenes of violence, antisocial behavior, drug use shown in the films …
The ecology prize was awarded to scientists from Spain and Iran for the use of genetic analysis in the study of the types of bacteria that are found in discarded chewing gum on the sidewalks of different countries.
The Shnobel Prize has been held since 1999. It is awarded in 10 areas, some of the nominations coincide with the Nobel ones, and the rest are established each year separately. The winners receive awards from the hands of Nobel laureates of different years.