An animated look back at the 2016 Ig Nobel Prize winners

PanSci, in Taiwan, produced this video animation report about the 2016 Ig Nobel Prize winners and that year’s ceremony: This Year’s Ceremony The 2018 Ig Nobel Prize ceremony—the 28th First Annual Ig Nobel Prize ceremony—will happen on Thursday evening, September 13, 2018. A limited number of tickets are still available. And yes, eight-year-old Miss Sweetie Poo […]

Who Might You Meet at the Ig? London’s Pioneering Theatrical Electrician

If you come to the Ig Nobel Prize ceremony, you might enjoy chatting with your neighbors, in the audience. Many have done amazing things. In this video, Ann Crighton-Harris tells how she became the first woman to be a professional electrician in London’s theaters. Perhaps you sat near Ann Crighton-Harris in the audience at the […]

Skipping on the Moon – fun maybe, but is it efficient?

History has shown* that astronauts, or more accurately lunarnauts, often like to skip about when they’re on the Moon. But, fun though it might seem, is skipping (in reduced gravity situations) an efficient way to get around? Research teams from the Laboratory of Physiomechanics of Locomotion, Department of Pathophysiology and Transplantation, University of Milan, Italy, […]

The Ig Nobel events, reported firsthand by a winning scientist

Dr.  Marisa López-Teijón, leader of the team that won the 2017 Ig Nobel Obstetrics Prize — for showing that a developing human fetus responds more strongly to music that is played electromechanically inside the mother’s vagina than to music that is played electromechanically on the mother’s belly — describes what the team experienced during Ig Nobel week […]