Ig Nobel Prize winner Reverend Sun-Mung Moon added slightly to his record-setting mass-marriage achievement. ABC News reports:
Thousands Tie the Knot in Worldwide Mass Wedding
SEOUL, South Korea, Oct. 14, 2009 — An estimated 34,000 brides and grooms around the world tied the knot today in a mass wedding organized by the Unification Church. Church founder Rev. Sun Myung Moon, 89, officiated the ceremony…
Reverend Moon was awarded the 2000 Ig Nobel Prize in economics
for bringing efficiency and steady growth to the mass-marriage industry, with, according to his reports, a 36-couple wedding in 1960, a 430-couple wedding in 1968, an 1800-couple wedding in 1975, a 6000-couple wedding in 1982, a 30,000-couple wedding in 1992, a 360,000-couple wedding in 1995, and a 36,000,000-couple wedding in 1997.
Like 2009 Ig Nobel Mathematics Prize winner Gideon Gono (who had the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe print bank notes in denominations ranging from one cent to one hundred trillion dollars), Reverend Moon has helped people appreciate why mathematicians and engineers like to use logarithms.