Ok I know I’ve been on a reblog educational spew for these past couple ones… But this one might take the cake…
Oh, and I really want to win one of these awards. I really think it’s probably the best award ever created… It might rival being asked to speak (and/or attend) TED. :)
“The Ig Nobel Prizes, a parody of the Nobel Prizes, are awarded annually by the scientific humor magazineAnnals of Improbable Research to ‘first make people laugh and then make them think.’ The prizes are intended to celebrate the unusual, honor the imaginative, and spur people’s interest in science, medicine and technology.”
Beetles Die During Sex With Beer Bottles
It’s a case of mistaken attraction, because the beer bottles happen to possess all of the features that drive male Australian jewel beetles wild. They’re big and orangey brown in color, with a slightly dimpled surface near the bottom (designed to prevent the bottle from slipping out of one’s grasp) that reflects light in much the same way as female wing covers.