BBC History of the Plastic Pink Flamingo

“This plastic pink flamingo, an enduring item of kitsch Americana, is as much a phenomenon as it is an everyday garden ornament,” writes Linda Laban, introducing the BBC’s history of the Ig Nobel Prize-winning plastic pink flamingo.

The 1996 Ig Nobel Prize for art was awarded to Don Featherstone, for his ornamentally evolutionary invention, the plastic pink flamingo.