A new book echoes and explores some of the the perplexities that were honored, some years ago, with an Ig Nobel Literature Prize. The new book is called Index, A History of the. Dennis Duncan wrote it. (And here’s a review in the Globe and Mail.) The 2007 Ig Nobel Literature Prize was awarded to […]
The 32nd First Annual Ig Nobel Prize ceremony will happen (as in 2020 and 2021, in deference to the lurking ambitions of Covid-19) entirely online, on Thursday, September 15, 2022. Ten new Ig Nobel Prize winners will be introduced. Each has done something that makes people LAUGH, then THINK. Details are on the ceremony web page.
The folks at Today I Found Out take a look at the Ig Nobel Prize-winning Pitch Drop Experiment: The 2005 Ig Nobel Prize for Physics was awarded to John Mainstone and the late Thomas Parnell of the University of Queensland, Australia, for patiently conducting an experiment that began in the year 1927 — in which a glob of congealed black tar […]
The Ig Nobel Prizes have again turned up in a crossword puzzle, this time as an answer in the August 2, 2022 puzzle in the Los Angeles Times and the Washington Post. The clue for one of the down words is: 23 ___ Satiric Science Prize for “research that makes people laugh then think” By our […]
Briget and Chris Hart have been part of the Ig Nobel Prize ceremony for quite a while now. In the pre-pandemic years, they would journey from their home in Florida to be part of the audience at Sanders Theatre, on the Harvard University campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts. During the pandemic years, they have proudly and […]
We cannot help recommending this English language lesson, by Joey쌤, titled “중학교 3학년 천재(정사열) Lesson 3 Laugh First and Then Think : The Ig Nobel Prize 본문 해설“. It is intended primarily for Korean speakers:
Dr. Andy Wai Kan Yeung (pictured here, below) of the University of Hong Kong analyzed several years’ worth of Ig Nobel Prize-winning studies. He published a paper telling how he did it, and what he found. You can download the paper. Here’s the citation: “Not just nickel-and-dime: An analysis of journal articles winning Ig Nobel […]
Professor Jean Berko Gleason‘s cat, Foster, was featured as “Cat of the Day” on CNN’s “Reliable Sources”, in connection with Foster’s upcoming role in the 32nd First Annual Ig Nobel Prize ceremony.
The Ig Nobel Prizes are put to use teaching non-English speakers how to speak the English language, in this pair of videos produced by ABC Magazine in Taiwan: Bonus Info We remind you that, (probably) unrelated to these videos, you can visit a special Ig Nobel Prizes exhibition in Taipei, running from June 25 through […]
The radio program Audacious with Chion Wolf [on Connecticut Public Radio] took a joyous, 50-minute adventure ride into the world of the Ig Nobel Prizes. Listen to it online: “Laugh and then think: What it’s like to win the Ig Nobel Prize” Here’s the Audacious summary of what you’ll hear: Almost 1000 people have won […]