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Ig Nobel Improbable Research

Ig Nobel Improbable Research
This PBS NewsHour Weekend video, explains the essence of the Ig Nobel Prizes. "The Stinker", the official mascot of the Ig Nobel Prizes. The Ig Nobel Prizes honor achievements that first make people laugh, and then makes them think. The prizes are intended to celebrate the unusual, honor the imaginative — and spur people's interest in science, medicine, and technology. Every September, in a gala ceremony in Harvard's Sanders Theatre, 1100 splendidly eccentric spectators watch the winners step forward to accept their Prizes. These are physically handed out by genuinely bemused genuine Nobel Laureates.

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