Shrimp Fight Club

The National Science Foundation (NSF) handed Duke University a grant to study the “punching power” of shrimp. Experimenters pitted Mantis shrimp against one another in videotaped fights, concluding that “it wasn’t the shrimp who hit hardest who won the bout, but the one who hit the most frequently.”

Pay Out #: 1439850 (NSF)
Year: 2015
Your Bill: $707,000