Winners of 2019 Ig Nobel Physics Prize showed up to accept the prize, dressed as a wombat, or as pieces of wombat feces (they received the prize for researching and publishing, “How Do Wombats Make Cubed Poo?“). You might have seen them onstage dressed this way in the ceremony video. If you were wondering how […]
Ig Nobel Services Provided This Year to Security Agencies
As co-producer of the annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony, I know that we have more than one audience — one in the seats of Harvard’s historic Sanders Theatre, and one watching our live broadcasts online from around the world. In the spirit of experimentation, and perhaps even of constant improvement, the 2013 Ig Nobel Prize […]
Watch the Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony broadcast live!
The broadcast of the 22nd First Annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony will begin at 7:15 PM Eastern Time. The ceremony itself is scheduled to start at 7:30 PM Eastern Time. Watch it below! Please feel free to tweet/facebook/G+ along with the ceremony, using #IgNobel
2011 Ig Nobel Ceremony webcast tonight!
Tonight’s the 21st First Annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony. 1200 people will have the privilege of watching it live, in-person at Sanders Theatre, Harvard University. Many more will have the opportunity to watch it live on the internet. The webcast will be available here on Improbable.com, at the Improbable Research YouTube channel and at finer […]
Robot Sex: The Next Big Tourism Draw May Not Be Disease-Free
Ian Yeoman, a tourism futurist, has predicted that robot prostitution could be a tourism draw in the future, perhaps even in the next 50 years. Dr. Yeoman claims that robot sex workers could have advantages such as not passing on sexually-transmitted diseases. However, any budding robo-entrepreneur should perhaps first take a good, long look at […]
Ig Winning software might have prevented porn Arrest
A South Florida man might have avoided arrest had he installed Ig Nobel-winning catproofing software on his computer. According to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, a man’s cat has been implicated in his arrest for having child pornography on his computer. Martin County Sheriff’s detectives didn’t buy it when a 48-year-old Jensen Beach man claimed that […]