Dead flies, psychopathic night owls, and blinking humans — in Stockholm on Monday

Dead flies, psychopathic night owls, and blinking humans — these things and more will be part of the Ig Nobel shows in Sweden.

WHEN: Monday, 27 March, 2017,
WHERE: Stockholm, Sweden:

There will be three (3) events— all on the same day:

Each event will feature:

  • Marc Abrahams — Father of the annual Ig Nobel Prize ceremony and editor of Annals of Improbable Research
  • Ig Nobel Prize winner Fredrik Sjöberg (three-volume autobiographical work about the pleasures of collecting flies that are dead, and flies that are not yet dead)
  • Ig Nobel Prize winner Minna Lyons (evidence that “night owls” are, on average, more self-admiring, more manipulative, and more psychopathic than people who habitually arise early in the morning)
  • Ig Nobel Prize winner Piers Barnes (how many group photos are needed to ensure at least one in which nobody blinks).

Here’s a preview, in the newspaper Dagens Nyheter: “Maybe I have become somewhat more rigid in cork

This event is part of the Ig Nobel Spring Eurotour, which has already visited England, Switzerland, and Norway, and will arrive eventually in Austria, Italy, The Netherlands, and Scotland.

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