10 Of The Funniest Ig Nobel Prizes Ever Awarded

The Nobel prize is the greatest honor a person can receive for their accomplishments in fields like science, literature and peace. Being awarded the Nobel prize means that your work has truly made a difference in the lives of millions of people around the world. The Ig Nobel Prize is the exact opposite of the Nobel Prize. It is a parody award that celebrates truly massive lapses in intellect, and it does so in various fields as well. To be awarded the Ig Nobel Prize is to have screwed up in a really bad way. This list features 10 of the funniest Ig Nobel Prizes that have ever been awarded.


This award was presented to the entrepreneurs of Nigeria for pulling off one of the greatest internet scams of all-time. It involves receiving an email from a wealthy prince/king who needs just a small amount of expense money in order to release millions of dollars held by the government. People who contributed to this were told that they would be rewarded handsomely for their generosity.

Literature Habits

‘Consequence of Erudite Vernacular Utilized Irrespective of Necessity: Problems with using long words needlessly’ is a report published by Daniel M. Oppenheimer of Princeton University. He ended up contradicting his own findings by using this title for his paper which is why he received the Ig Nobel Prize.