The 23rd, First Annual Ig Nobel Prizes were awarded last night, in Cambridge, Mass. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)
The annual Ig Nobel Prizes were awarded last night at Harvard University.
As they have each year since 1991, the Ig Nobels celebrated the most improbable research undertaken by science and academia.
So if you need to know how opera can help rodents with heart problems or why we think we are more attractive when we're drunk, this is your science.
Click 'Listen' to hear the man behind the prizes, Marc Abrahams
, give us the run-down on this year's winners, and get all the details at www.improbable.com
You can also hear our interview with Eric Warrant, from the University of Lund, in Sweden on his research into the Dung Beetles use of the Milky Way for orientation.