Nottingham Ig Nobel show Thursday night!

Nottingham Trent University is hosting a big Ig Nobel show Thursday night (21 March), featuring Marc Abrahams and four Ig Nobel Prize winners: Anna Wilkinson (on the absence of contagious yawning in tortoises), Charles Deeming (courtship behaviour of ostriches towards humans under farming conditions in Britain), Robin Ball (the physics of human ponytails), and Bob Batty (herrings apparently communicate by farting).

NTUlogo_newIt’s in the Newton Building, on the university’s City site, beginning at 6:45 pm.

The event is FREE, but (as they say in Nottingham), “booking is essential”. Here’s how to book reservations.

This is a featured event in the 2013 Ig Nobel Tour of the UK. Here is a photo of Ig Nobellian Anna Wilkinson and her tortoise. In this photo, neither is yawning: