Glimpses of Stalin World

A visitor to Stalin World, in Grutas, Lithuania, took and posted some photos of the facility. Of course, Viliumas Malinowskus, the founder of Stalin World, was awarded the 2001 Ig Nobel Peace Prize. By the way, Stalin World now has a competitor of sorts. in Budapest, Hungary. (Thanks to Mark Dionne for bringing this to […]

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 […]