Applause-banning Ig Nobel Winner Lukashenko and his publicly naked citizens

President Alexander Lukashenko of Belarus, who was awarded the 2013 Ig Nobel Peace Prize for forbidding his citizens to applaud in public, has now induced many of his citizens to publicly display themselves — naked — as they engage in their daily work. The web site reports [the text here is auto-translated into English]: Undress and […]

Podcast 29: Eat a shrew, and an epidemic of penile amputations

The secret of why onions make people cry; the scientist who ate and excreted a shrew; the one-armed man who was arrested for applauding; the question of when cows lie down and stand up; and surgical management of an epidemic of penile amputations in Siam; and a cat unexpectedly taking over the podcast — all these all […]

Ig Nobel Peace Prize winner is percentally popular in Belarus

Alexander Lukashenko, the president of Belarus, who just a few months ago was awarded the Ig Nobel Peace prize, is very popular, reports the Belarusian Telegraph Agency on March 6, 2014: Lukashenko’s approval rating at 79% MINSK, 6 March (BelTA) – The recent poll conducted by the Information and Analysis Center (IAC) of the Belarus […]

President Lukashenko builds on his Ig Nobel legacy

Charter 97 reports today (October 7, 2013) that 2013 Ig Nobel Peace Prize winner Alexander Lukashenko is continuing his Ig Nobel Prize-winning ways: Schoolchildren prohibited from clapping during end-of-harvest festival in Zhlobin Schoolchildren had been prohibited from clapping during a parade held in Zhlobin on Friday afternoon within the framework of an annual national end-of-harvest […]