A look at the Wasabi fire alarm (Chemistry Prize)

Here’s a BBC News report about the wasabi fire alarm, whose inventors received the 2011 Ig Nobel Prize in chemistry.

The photo below (by Alexey Eliseev / Improbable Research) shows Makoto Imai (center) and one of his co-inventors (several others also attended the ceremony) at the Ig Nobel Prize ceremony, receiving their Ig Nobel Prize from Nobel laureate Roy Glauber (right).

BONUS: Their patent application.

BONUS: A Euronews report about the ceremony: