Moose Crash Test Dummy Takes Home an Ig Noble Award in Safety Technology

Crash testing a vehicle versus moose scenario might come off as a joke, but if you drive around in Sweden, Canada, the Northern U.S. Europe, Japan (apparently!) or anywhere where Alces alces roam, you really want to know if you and what you’re driving can survive crashing into one. Research performed to increase crash survival rates is important, and enough that a study constructing a moose crash test dummy won a prestigious, but silly, award Thurdsay.

In its 32nd year, the Ig Noble award was handed out by the humorous science magazine Annals of Improbable Research which has the tag