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Podcast Episode #1066: “Arachnophobia in Bug Scientists”

The Ig Nobel Prizes honor achievements that make people LAUGH, then THINK.

In the Ig Informal Lectures, some days after the ceremony, the new Ig Nobel Prize winners attempt to explain what they did, and why they did it.

In Podcast Episode #1066, Marc Abrahams presents the 2020 Ig Nobel Prize winner for Entomology, Richard Vetter. Vetter received the prize for collecting evidence that many entomologists (scientists who study insects) are afraid of spiders, which are not insects.

The study:

Arachnophobic Entomologists: When Two More Legs Makes a Big Difference,” Richard S. Vetter, American Entomologist, vol. 59, no. 3, 2013, pp. 168-175.

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