Miranda Giacomin and Nicholas Rule, for devising a method to identify narcissists by examining their eyebrows.


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PEACE PRIZE [INDIA, PAKISTAN] The governments of India and Pakistan, for having their diplomats surreptitiously ring each other’s doorbells in the middle of the night, and then run away before anyone had a chance to answer the door. REFERENCE: Numerous news reports.


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The IgNobel prize for Management went to five hit men from China, and the attribution is too long for this toot. Go read it in the IgNobel site, or read the article in Chinese if you can:


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Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil,
Boris Johnson of the United Kingdom,
Narendra Modi of India,
Andrés Manuel López Obrador of Mexico,
Alexander Lukashenko of Belarus,
Donald Trump of the USA,
Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey,
Vladimir Putin of Russia,
Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow of Turkmenistan,

for using the Covid-19 viral pandemic to teach the world that politicians can have a more immediate effect on life and death than scientists and doctors can.


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NOTE: This is the second Ig Nobel Prize awarded to Alexander Lukashenko. In the year 2013, the Ig Nobel Peace Prize was awarded jointly to Alexander Lukashenko, for making it illegal to applaud in public, AND to the Belarus State Police, for arresting a one-armed man for applauding.


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