Every year the global scientific community comes together and hosts the Ig Nobel Prize Awards for pointless research.
The award ceremony is basically a big booze-up, but it is attended by genuine Nobel prize winners, the world’s leading scientists, science journalists, medical researchers and a who’s-who of the global scientific community.
The point of the awards is to make people laugh, for scientists to poke fun at themselves, and to make people realise that science can, indeed, be fun!
But, last year, in my opinion, they marked themselves as distinctly non-inclusive in their candidate choice as they overlooked (or omitted) one of the unsung heroes of the global medical research program: Lego Minifigures.
In this episode, I’m going to take a look at some of the past winners of the Ig Nobel Prize and review some important research that was ignored or overlooked that, in my opinion, should have been the hands-down winner of 2019.
Duration: 19 mintues
(2016) Episode 1: Let’s Talk About (Your Favourite) Drugs
05 Mar 2016
(2016) Episode 2: The Sorrow and Woes of Night Duty
21 Mar 2016
(2016) Episode 3: The Nurses’ Health Study
10 Apr 2016
(2016) Episode 4: Tales of the Guinea Pig Club
05 May 2016
(2016) Episode 5: What Happens When the Wolf Comes Home With You?
25 May 2016
(2016) Episode 6: Why do Incompetent Staff Always Get Promoted?
09 Jun 2016
(2016) Episode 7: How Hard is it to Get Onto a Graduate Nurse Program?
20 Jun 2016
(2016) Episode 8: How to Make the Nursing Profession Disappear
29 Aug 2016
(2016) Episode 9: Doctor Google has Arrived: What does this Mean for the Nursing Profession?
12 Sep 2016
(2016) Episode 10: My Extraordinary Life: In the Deep End With Graduate Nurses
26 Sep 2016
(2016) Episode 11: How Much is a Nurse Worth?
10 Oct 2016
(2016) Episode 12: Why I Think Nursing is the Most Unreasonable Job… Ever!
24 Oct 2016
(2016) Episode 13: What’s it Like to be a Bully?
21 Nov 2016
(2016) Episode 14: Are You Prepared to End Someone’s Life?
28 Nov 2016
(2016) Episode 15: How to Find Meaning in Your Work
12 Dec 2016
(2016) Episode 16: Ten Ordinary Nurses Who Were Simply… Extraordinary!
19 Dec 2016
(2017) Episode 17: The Killer Beside Me
09 Jan 2017
(2017) Episode 18: Betty Jeffrey: ‘The Girls on the Beach’
24 Apr 2017
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21 Jun 2020
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