The Schrödingers katt science TV program celebrated some of Norway’s Ig Nobel Prize winners — and several other Ig Nobel Prize winners, too. They also interviewed me. Click on the image below, to be whisked to the Schrödingers katt web site and watch the entire episode:
The featured Norwegian winners include:
- The 2014 Ig Nobel Prize for arctic science, awarded to Eigil Reimers and Sindre Eftestøl, for testing how reindeer react to seeing humans who are disguised as polar bears.
- The 1999 Ig Nobel Prize for medicine, awarded to Dr. Arvid Vatle [whom you see in the image above, with Schrödingers katt presenter Solveig Hareide] of Stord, Norway, for carefully collecting, classifying, and contemplating which kinds of containers his patients chose when submitting urine samples.
- The 1996 Ig Nobel Prize for medicine, awarded to Anders Barheim and Hogne Sandvik of the University of Bergen, Norway, for their tasty and tasteful report, “Effect of Ale, Garlic, and Soured Cream on the Appetite of Leeches“.
BONUS (possibly unrelated): CBC News reports on a kind of urine-collection vessel that is not included in Dr. Arvid Vatle’s Ig Nobel-prize-winning report: “Jerry Bance, Conservative caught peeing in mug, no longer candidate, party says“.