An annual tradition celebrating the obscure and absurd in research, the winners of the 32nd Ig Nobel Prizes for 2022 have been announced. Due to the pandemic, the ceremony was once again (for the third year now) held virtually, and can be seen in the video below. This perfectly captured the positives and negatives of virtual meetings — more people from all over the world were able to participate in throwing paper airplanes as part of the ceremony, but the joy and chaos of doing so in-person was lost.

Prize winners include a study on optimal finger use in doorknob turning, energy conservation from formation swimming by ducklings, and the development of a moose test crash dummy.

David Crotty

David Crotty

David Crotty is a Senior Consultant at Clarke & Esposito, a boutique management consulting firm focused on strategic issues related to professional and academic publishing and information services. Previously, David was the Editorial Director, Journals Policy for Oxford University Press. He oversaw journal policy across OUP’s journals program, drove technological innovation, and served as an information officer. David acquired and managed a suite of research society-owned journals with OUP, and before that was the Executive Editor for Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, where he created and edited new science books and journals, along with serving as a journal Editor-in-Chief. He has served on the Board of Directors for the STM Association, the Society for Scholarly Publishing and CHOR, Inc., as well as The AAP-PSP Executive Council. David received his PhD in Genetics from Columbia University and did developmental neuroscience research at Caltech before moving from the bench to publishing.


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I specifically loved the very ignoble 5 second version at the very end. Thanks for posting. Hilarious and very thought provoking.

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