A Tech-Eyed Wander Through Ig Nobel History

Jonathan Strickland takes a detailed half-hour journey through Ig Nobel history, focusing mostly on some of the early technology-related prize-winners, in the Tech Stuff podcast. Strickland vows to do another podcast about some of the later winners. [UPDATE, October 5, 2023]. And in a later episode he takes a further journey.]

A list of all the Ig Nobel Prize winners, from 1991 through the present, would lead you to details about all of them. It is always interesting to compare one’s appraisal of any particular winner with the appraisals of other people.

The image you see here is from the documentary film Project Grizzly, produced by the National Film Board of Canada, about the work of 1998 Ig Nobel Safety Engineering Prize winner Troy Hurtubise. Hurtubise won his prize for for developing, and personally testing a suit of armor that is impervious to grizzly bears.. Here is the entire film: