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Read the text. For questions 17 – 24, use the word on the right to form a word that fits in the gap. For each question, write your answer in the gap.
The Ig Nobel Prize Keyword List Everyone’s heard of the Nobel Prize, but not everyone knows about the Ig Nobel Prize. It is awarded for scientific research which seems silly at first, but could actually have a serious impact in . For example, in 2018, three Portuguese received an Ig Nobel Prize for investigating whether human saliva – that wet stuff in your mouth – was at cleaning kitchen surfaces. Another prize was given to an team of Europeans and Asians who showed that monkeys copy human as much as humans copy monkeys! And a third award went to Spanish and Colombian researchers who analysed the for, and effects of, shouting while driving a car.
How might these projects benefit the wider world? In the case of saliva, may be able to reduce the harmful chemicals in their products. The monkey study helps us to understand our closest living relatives, and how we ourselves might have evolved. And finally, the angry drivers project provides clues to the of ‘road rage’, which kills or injures thousands of people each year.