A look back at TV coverage of the herring-centric Ig Nobel visit to Sweden

Vetensakapens Värld produced a loving TV look, back in 2012, at the Ig Nobel show at the Karolinska Institute, in Stockholm, Sweden. That event included the first public discussion of the Soviet-submarine-and-farting-herring incident, the heart of which had until then been classified top secret by Swedish government. Despite the secrecy, an Ig Nobel Prize had been awarded (in 2004) to Magnus Wahlberg and Håkan Westerberg, the two Swedish marine biologists who were at the center of the Soviet-submarine-and-farting-herring incident. Both scientists appear in this report:

And here, if you click the link, is a sort-of-preview of that event, including a video interview done the previous month by Maggie Koerth-Baker, who was then Boing-Boing’s science correspondent.

There’s been an Ig Nobel show at the Karolinska Institute pretty much every year since 2012, each year featuring different Ig Nobel winners. The 2019 show will happen in early April; there will also be a show at Stockholm University—these will be part of the 2019 Ig Nobel EuroTour.