Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Fun Fact: The Ig Nobel Prizes - For Research that Makes You Laugh and Think

The 22nd First Annual Ig Nobel Prizes were recently awarded, just weeks before the actual Nobel prizes are announced. The Ig Nobel Prizes, as explained, “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.”  The magazine Annals of Improbable Research organizes the Ig Nobel Prizes each year, with the annual ceremony held as the Harvard Sanders Theatre.
Ten  prizes are given out and this year’s 2012 Ig Nobel Prizes winners include: