Man Who Lived As A Goat For Three Days Wins A (Spoof) Nobel Prize

​Wait, what?

A man who lived as a goat for three days has won one of this year's Ig Nobel prizes for scientific research.

A lot to unpack there, we know. So let us walk you through it step by step.

First: the Ig Nobel Prize. For those who don't know, it's a spoof of the actual Nobel Prize that honours achievements that make people "laugh, and then think." It's a genuine award, though, which celebrates imaginative experiments that spur people's interest in science, medicine and technology.

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Secondly: the whole goat thing. Thomas Thwaites designed prosthetic limbs that allowed him to walk on all fours and graze with goats on a farm in the Alps. He then published his research in a book entitled 'GoatMan: How I took a Holiday From Being Human'.

Thirdly: Why did you do that, mate? Well, accordingly to Thomas: "I got tired of all the worry and the pain of being a human and so I decided I would take a holiday from it all and become a goat."

That all your questions answered, is it? Good. As you were.