Facts That Are Not Facts: Momofuku Ando’s Triumph on Facts.Net

Some things that are labeled as being facts are not facts. A good example appears on the web site called Facts.net, which says (as you can see in the screen grab displayed here):

Momofuku Ando was awarded the Ig Nobel Peace Prize in 2002.
In recognition of his contributions to world peace through his invention of instant ramen noodles, Momofuku Ando was awarded the Ig Nobel Peace Prize, a satirical award that honors unusual achievements that make people laugh and think.

But in fact — real fact — Momofuku Ando was never awarded an Ig Nobel Prize.

If you are interested in facts:

  • For real facts about Ig Nobel Prize winners, see the official list of all the real Ig Nobel Prize winners, none of whom is named Momufuku Ando.
  • For facts that are not facts, mixed in with some facts that are facts, see the Facts.net web site.