“The Nobel Peace Prize had never been awarded to a character whose work has been to reduce armies and their weapons permanently. For this reason, in 1991, and with a didactic desire, an alternative Committee was created that awards the Ig Nobel prizes…” — So writes Antonio German Torres, in his essay [here translated from […]
Indian filmmaker Satish Kaushik, who in 2003 helped Lal Bihari, founder of the Association of Dead People, accept the Ig Nobel Peace Prize — and who years later produced a feature film about the life and death and life of Lal Bihari — has himself died. This report in Business Standard brings the sad news: […]
The Ig Nobel Prizes honor achievements that make people LAUGH, then THINK. In the Ig Informal Lectures, some days after the ceremony, the new Ig Nobel Prize winners attempt to explain what they did, and why they did it. We are releasing these lectures one at a time. The 2021 Ig Nobel Peace Prize was […]
BBC News reports (with action video!) today (November 27, 2020) about the ongoing peaceful activities of the Ig Nobel Peace Prize-winning Taiwan parliament: Taiwan lawmakers throw pig guts and punches Pig guts were thrown and scuffles broke out in Taiwan’s parliament over the easing of US pork imports. The government have been criticised for a […]
The NewsLens news site gives a pictorial partial history of fistfights in parliaments in various countries, with a knowing nod to the 1995 Ig Nobel Peace Prize, which was awarded to the Taiwan National Parliament, for demonstrating that politicians gain more by punching, kicking and gouging each other than by waging war against other nations.
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 […]
This video shows Taiwan’s national parliament again demonstrating why they were awarded the Ig Nobel peace prize in 1995. The citation lauded them for demonstrating that politicians gain more by punching, kicking and gouging each other than by waging war against other nations.
News reports, including this video, show Ukraine’s parliament members punching, beating, and otherwise assaulting each other. This mimics the behavior pioneered by Taiwan’s Parliament, which earned the 1995 Ig Nobel Peace Prize (“for demonstrating that politicians gain more by punching, kicking and gouging each other than by waging war against other nations”). The Ukrainian effort […]