Leaning to the left: New Ig Nobel winners wed each other

Rolf Zwaan and Anita Eerland could not travel to Harvard to collect their 2012 Ig Nobel Psychology prize for their study “Leaning to the Left Makes the Eiffel Tower Seem Smaller“. They had an earlier appointment they did not want to cancel: getting married— to each other. Right after their wedding ceremony in the Netherlands […]

Four Dutch Ig-winners, tonight in Leiden

Saturday June 25th during the Museumnacht in Leiden, the Netherlands, Museum Boerhaave presents ‘Circus Academia’, an evening with and about humor in science. There is the unique opportunity to see, hear and even meet four Dutch Ig Nobel Prize Winners: Ilja van Beest (Medicine, 2010), Annelies van Bronswijk (Biology, 2008), Bart Knols (Biology, 2006) and […]

Video: The Best of Miss Sweetie Poo

The organizers of the Ig Nobel Prize ceremony solved an ancient problem: How to keep speeches from droning on and on… The solution, called “Miss Sweetie Poo”, is an 8-year-old girl who tells long-winded speakers to “Please stop. I’m bored. Please stop. I’m bored…” Here are Miss Sweetie Poo highlights from several Ig ceremonies.