The 2014 Ig Nobel winners, awarded Thursday at Harvard University by the Annals of Improbable Research magazine:
A mysterious liquid leaking on a cargo jet sent emergency responders to the island that is home to the Ketchikan, Alaska, airport.
Police say a Pennsylvania man caused more than $14,000 damage to several other vehicles when he took a dare to do a "doughnut" with his pickup truck in a bar parking lot.
A Pennsylvania man has been charged with making three 911 calls to report bogus emergencies simply because he was lonely and wanted paramedics to show up.
Dozens of Michigan hearse enthusiasts will show off their casket-carrying cars during a parade through Hell.
A generous customer has paid $1,000 to pick up the tab for diners in dozens of vehicles at the drive-thru lanes of a West Texas fast-food restaurant.
A driver who went missing after a one-car rollover in New Mexico says he later woke up in a field of donkeys.
Police in Flint, Michigan, say a woman gave birth after she and her family captured a purse snatcher in a grocery store parking lot.
A central Florida woman celebrated her 90th birthday by flying a four-seat Cessna.
Police say a central Pennsylvania couple saw a man urinating with his pants down around his ankles moments before he broke into their home and grabbed a handful of Chick-O-Sticks from their candy bowl.
A 27-year-old Connecticut man has been charged with stealing $100 in birthday money from an autistic man in a crime that was captured by video cameras.
A man wanted for an armed bank robbery in New York eluded authorities for four years until they caught up with him while he played at an ultimate Frisbee tournament in Oregon.
Police in Nampa say they're on the lookout for a 9-foot Columbian boa constrictor named Trinity.
Officials in Northern California are accusing a nudist resort of stealing water during the state's historic drought.
A county government building in southern New Mexico stinks.
Parents say they're alarmed about snakes seen inside and outside a school south of Atlanta.
State police say they've arrested a 22-year-old New York man after he was found with marijuana, cocaine and LSD hidden inside a stuffed animal dressed in an anti-drug T-shirt.
Massachusetts police have arrested a man they say broke into a home and cooked himself a snack.
A Vermont town is considering a reward for help finding whoever stole a brand new electronic sign that tells drivers how fast they're going.
A man has been arrested in Middle Tennessee after dispatchers heard him discussing drugs on an accidental 911 call.