Ig Nobel Poster

Here’s a downloadable poster for the 2004 Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony. The paper version (which just went off to the printer) is white-on-black, the reverse of the version here. For additional details about the ceremony, see the 2004 Ceremony home page.

Everybody Loves Trinkaus

John Trinkaus, winner of the 2003 Ig Nobel Literature Prize, has a growing legion of admirers. Read Trinkaus’s Ig citation here. Read an admirer’s rhapsody here. And read the classic Annals of Improbable Research article “Trinkaus – An Informal Look.” here.

Leeches Approved

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has for the first time cleared the commercial marketing of leeches for medicinal purposes. … Leeches have been used as an alternative treatment to blood-letting and amputation for several thousand years. They reached their height of medicinal use in the mid- 1800?s. Today they are used in medicine throughout […]

The Sound of Nutritious Light

Jasmuheen has posted recordings of herself discussing the nutritional value of light. Jasmuheen (formerly known as Ellen Greve) of Australia, first lady of Breatharianism, was awarded the 2002 Ig Nobel Prize for Nutrition, for her book “Living on Light,” which explains that although some people do eat food, they don’t ever really need to. Find […]

Ig Exeter show

Here are some photos from the Exeter show in this year’s Ig Nobel Tour of the U.K. and Ireland. Over the next several weeks we will be posting photos from the other shows on the tour, too.

Ig Glasgow show

Here are some photos from the Glasgow show in this year’s Ig Nobel Tour of the U.K. and Ireland. Over the next several weeks we will be posting photos from the other shows on the tour, too.