The TED Blog lists “The 10 weirdest things that have happened in TED Talks“. Two of those “weirdest things” involve Ig Nobel Prize winners. Kees Moeliker was awarded the 2003 Ig Nobel Prize for biology, for documenting the first scientifically recorded case of homosexual necrophilia in the mallard duck. Here’s what TED Blog says: 3. The story of a man and […]
The talk I did recently at TEDMED is today’s talk of the day at the TED Talks site: For more detail about any of the winners mentioned in the video, see the full list of Ig Nobel Prize winners.
Deepak Chopra — winner of the 1998 Ig Nobel physics prize “for his unique interpretation of quantum physics as it applies to life, liberty, and the pursuit of economic happiness” — wrote an open letter complaining about the TED Talks. Dr. Chopra complains that the TED talks “practice semi-censorship” on people who are as tremendously inventive as […]
Ig Nobel Prize winner Kees Moeliker’s TED talk is now online. The people at TED chose to debut it on April 1: Kees was awarded the 2003 Ig Nobel Prize for biology, for documenting the first scientifically recorded case of homosexual necrophilia in the mallard duck. [REFERENCE: “The First Case of Homosexual Necrophilia in the Mallard Anas […]
Two Ig Nobel Prize celebrities are in the lineup for the 2013 TED talks, which was announced today: Kees Moeliker, who was awarded the 2003 Ig Nobel Prize winner in biology for documenting the first scientifically recorded case of homosexual necrophilia in the mallard duck. Amanda Palmer, who performed as a singer (and once as a wedding prop) in […]
Today in Rotterdam, Improbable Research European Bureau Chief (and Ig Nobel Prize winner) Kees Moeliker discussed (while battling a head cold) his research on homosexual necrophilia in the mallard duck, the decline of pubic lice, and other remarkable animal behavior. This was at TEDxRotterdam. Here’s video of the talk: