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.
Miss Sweetie Poo is a fictional character — a role played in the Ig Nobel Prize ceremony — but that role is played by a real eight-year-old girl. A blog commenter called ‘Shulamuth,’ familiar with Miss SP only from radio broadcasts, had understandably (given the rigorous selection process used to find each new Miss Sweetie […]