A classic 24/7 lecture: Dany Adams — BIOLOGY

Dany Adams delivered one of the very first 24/7 Lectures. A 24/7 Lecture is a lecture in two parts: first a complete technical description in 24 seconds; then, a simple description anyone can understand in 7 words.

At the 2001 Ig Nobel Ceremony, Professor Adams spoke on the topic: BIOLOGY. Her seven-word summary has become a classic definition of biology, against which all others are measured.

Here’s video of that historic moment:

BONUS: The 24/7 Lectures have been a featured part of every Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony since 2001. This year’s ceremony, on September 12, 2013, will include several new 24/7 Lectures, each written and performed by one of the world’s great thinkers.

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