Sad news: Ig Nobel winner John Mainstone has died

Professor John Mainstone, co-winner of the 2005 Ig Nobel Prize for physics, has died. That prize was awarded to John Mainstone and the late Thomas Parnell of the University of Queensland, Australia, for patiently conducting an experiment that began in the year 1927 — in which a glob of congealed black tar has been slowly, slowly dripping through a funnel, […]