Upside-down rhino research wins Ig Nobel Prize
An experiment that hung rhinoceroses upside down to see what effect it had on the animals has been awarded one of this year's Ig Nobel prizes.
Other recipients included teams that studied the bacteria in chewing gum stuck to pavements, and how to control cockroaches on submarines.
The spoof prizes are not as famous as the "real" Nobels - not quite.
The ceremony couldn't take place at its usual home of Harvard University in the US because of Covid restrictions.
All the fun occurred online instead.
The science humour magazine, Annals of Improbable Research, says its Ig Nobel awards should first make you laugh but then make you think.
Hear Dr. Radcliffe speak live with BBC Radio's Colin Murray about the significance of the Namibian team's research and the impact of the Ig Nobel Prize:
Rhino in Flight
Rhino in Air
Waterburg Rhino Hanging Study
The Kunene Namibia 2010
Rhino slinging 394
NAMIBIAN RHINO RESEARCH
Publicity for Rhino Hanging Research
Our work received international attention in the following media:
CNN Call to Earth
National Geographic in Russian
Italian science magazine Focus
German Radio Science Show
and most recently an Ig Nobel Award, which will be awarded from Harvard University via international broadcast on September 9.
Publicity for 2021 Ig Nobel Award
The Ig Nobel Prize story of our work resulted in many requests for interviews
BBC Radio 5 Live- Colin Murray Show
The Times of London
Danish Public Broadcasting Service