20 September, 2022

Research on the impact of constipation on scorpion sex life win The 2022 Ig Nobel Prize in biology


Do you remember my blog post in June about articles on the costs of autotomy (tail loss) in scorpions? The authors behind these articles, Solimary García-Hernández and Glauco Machado, have now won The 2022 Ig Nobel Prize in biology. 

 According to the price homepage, "The Ig Nobel Prizes honor achievements that make people LAUGH, then THINK. The prizes are intended to celebrate the unusual, honor the imaginative — and spur people’s interest in science, medicine, and technology".

Studying how constipation affects the sex life of scorpions has probably raised a few eye browes and I understand why they got this world famous prize. I guess this is probably the first Ig Nobel Prize to scorpion researchers.


Ig® Nobel Prize Winners 2022. Available from: https://improbable.com/ig/winners/ [Cited: 20.09.22]

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