Improbable research is research that makes people laugh and then think. Improbable Research is the name of an organization that collects (and sometimes conduct) improbable research. They publish a magazine called the Annals of Improbable Research, and administer the Ig Nobel Prizes.
The Ig Nobel Prizes honor achievements that first make people laugh, and then make them think. The prizes are intended to celebrate the unusual, honor the imaginative — and spur people’s interest in science, medicine, and technology. Every year, in a gala ceremony in Harvard’sSanders Theatre, 1200 splendidly eccentric spectators watch the winners step forward to accept their Prizes. These are physically handed out by genuinely bemused genuine Nobel laureates.
The 22nd First Annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony introduced ten new Ig Nobel Prize winners. The winners had to travel to the ceremony, at their own expense, from several continents. The Prizes were handed to them by a group of genuine, genuinely bemused Nobel Laureates, assisted by a large number of assorted Ig personnel, all before a perpetually standing-room only audience.
Checkout the full recording of the awards below:
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