Harvard University hosts the 30th 2020 Ig Nobel Prize, a joke science award for research authors who, as its charter says, make you smile first, then think.
This year, nine presidents have won awards for their actions during the coronavirus pandemic, the BBC reported.
The committee said the award is for using the Covid-19 pandemic to teach the world how politicians have a greater practical impact on human life and death than scientists and doctors.
Among the laureates are Russian President Vladimir Putin, US President Donald Trump, incumbent leader of Belarus Aleksandr Lukashenko, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, the UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, and Turkmen President Gurbanguly. Berdimuhamedow.
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, this year's ceremony took place online, with the winners receiving a $ 10 trillion Zimbabwe banknote as a cash prize.