Satirical Nobel Prize


Senior Member
I know what Nobel Prize is. But some references mentioned it as 'Satirical Nobel Prize' (you can see it Here). I can not comprehend what does 'Satirical' here. Is it a fake prize or what?
  • entangledbank

    Senior Member
    English - South-East England
    Well, the real Nobel Prize is worth 8 million Swedish kronor. The Ig Nobel Prize last year had a lot of money attached to it too: 10 trillion dollars. Unfortunately they were old Zimbabwean dollars, completely worthless. But everyone had fun. The prize is described as for achievements that first make you laugh, then make you think. It's funny. The things they honour sound ridiculous. But they're still good science. The Ig Nobels aren't making fun of science.
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