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Enjoy the 22nd 2012 Ig Nobel Awards Ceremony [Video]

Last night was the 22nd Ig Nobel award ceremony. If you weren’t there to experience the festivities first hand, don’t despair–you can watch the entire ceremony here.

If you’re unfamiliar with the Ig Nobel awards Improbable Research, the group behind the awards, is happy to explain:

The Ig Nobel Prizes honor achievements that first make people laugh, and then make them think. The prizes are intended to celebrate the unusual, honor the imaginative — and spur people’s interest in science, medicine, and technology. Every year, in a gala ceremony in Harvard’s Sanders Theatre, 1200 splendidly eccentric spectators watch the winners step forward to accept their Prizes. These are physically handed out by genuinely bemused genuine Nobel laureates.

Check out the above video to see the awards ceremony (jump to around the 50:00 mark to skip the setup phase) or hit up the link below to read about the 2012 winners.

The 2012 Ig Nobel Prize Winners

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  • Published 09/21/12

Comments (2)

  1. r

    used to be a venue at MIT –always fun to see

  2. Alex e

    Wow! BORING! The first 50 minutes was useless

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