A trio of US scientists are among the winners of this year’s Ig Nobel prizes, thanks to a study on the protectiveness of beards. Photo: Shutterstock A trio of US scientists are among the winners of this year’s Ig Nobel prizes, thanks to a study on the protectiveness of beards. Photo: Shutterstock
A trio of US scientists are among the winners of this year’s Ig Nobel prizes, thanks to a study on the protectiveness of beards. Photo: Shutterstock
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Ig Nobel Prizes 2021: men may grow beards to protect their faces, and discarded chewing gum really is disgusting, scientists reveal

  • University of Utah win an Ig Nobel – the Nobel Prize spoofs for odd discoveries – for their theory beards evolved as protection against a punch to the face
  • Other winners include researchers who figured out just how disgusting discarded gum is, and a team that found a novel way to control cockroaches on submarines

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A trio of US scientists are among the winners of this year’s Ig Nobel prizes, thanks to a study on the protectiveness of beards. Photo: Shutterstock A trio of US scientists are among the winners of this year’s Ig Nobel prizes, thanks to a study on the protectiveness of beards. Photo: Shutterstock
A trio of US scientists are among the winners of this year’s Ig Nobel prizes, thanks to a study on the protectiveness of beards. Photo: Shutterstock
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