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Subj:     Ig Nobel Awards
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Includes the following:  Marc Abrahams On Ig Nobel Awards At TEDMED - Video (S975)
.........................The Ig® Nobel Home Page
.........................Necrophilic Mallard Ducks - Newspaper (S863)
.........................Ig Nobel Prizes (DU)
............................Physics Prize
............................Chemistry Prize
............................Biology Prize
............................Public Health Prize
............................Peace Prize
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Subj:     Marc Abrahams On Ig Nobel Awards At TEDMED (S975d)
          From: TED on 9/17/2015
 Source: http://www.youtube.com/embed/FFG2rilqT2g
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.......Marc Abrahams: Ig Nobel Awards is a science award
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.......to see this very funny talk on some of the world's
.......weirdest scientific studies and patents.
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Subj:     The Ig® Nobel Home Page
          From: igiggle on 2/17/2004

 The official Ig® Nobel web site has gone down or moved,
 but the web site PhonyDiploma.com has a page that explains
 what exactly is an Ig Nobel Prize?

 http://www.phonydiploma.com/what-exactly-is-the-ig-nobel-prize.aspx

 The Ig Nobel prizes are a parody of the official Nobel prizes
 awarded each year; the Ig Nobel prize is given out in October
 of each year.  The requirements for obtaining an Ig Nobel prize
 include achievements that 'first make people laugh, then make
 them think.'  The awards are overseen by the Annals of Improbable
 Research, a comedic scientific magazine and are presented to
 their recipients at Harvard's Sanders Theater; the ceremony is
 attended by true Nobel Laureates.  All of the Ig Nobel prizes
 are for real achievements in the categories for which they are
 awarded, and only the name of the award is a parody.  Some people
 may find the Ig Nobel prize more rewarding than their diplomas.
 The first year of awards ceremonies was in 1991 which had the
 only three 'non-true' achievement awards.

 Thank you Sara for correcting this broken link.  You are
 the first person in thirteen years of visits to my web
 site to correct a broken link.

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Subj:     Necrophilic Mallard Ducks (S863d)
          in Trivia Bits by Paul Paquet on 7/20/2013
          From: ContraCosta Times (in Birds-Ducks)
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Subj:     Ig Nobel Prizes (DU)
          From: Ossama's Laugh on 1/20/98

 London -- This year's Ig Nobel Prizes, the irreverant
 alternative awards foisted upon those "whose achievements
 cannot or should not be reproduced", have been awarded.

 An illustrious cluster of Nobel laureates gathered at
 Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, to present
 the awards on Thursday night, according to a report in the
 Internet edition of the Times of London newspaper.

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 Ig Nobel Physics Prize
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 Briton Dr Robert Matthews of Aston University for the
 observation that toast does usually fall buttered-side
 down.

 In Tumbling Toast, Murphy's Law And The Fundamental
 Constants, published in the European Journal of Physics,
 he demonstrated that a slice of toast teethering on the
 edge of a plate or table is likely to land with the
 buttered side on the floor.  The reason is that the spin
 of the toast is enough only for the slice to perform a
 half-somersault by the time it lands.  The toast was
 simulated by a piece of wood with B, for butter, daubed
 on one side.

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 Ig Nobel Chemistry Prize
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 It was given to Professor George Goble, from Purdue
 University, Indiana, for lighting a barbecue grill in a
 record three seconds, using charcoal and liquid oxygen.
 Also see 'Lighting Charcoal' in FACTS2.

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 Ig Nobel Biology Prize
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 It went to a study by researchers at the University of
 Bergen, Norway, into The Effects of Ale, Garlic and
 Soured Cream on the Appetite of Leeches.

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 Ig Nobel Public Health Prize
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 It was awarded to a Norweigian team for its cautionary
 medical report entitled Transmission Of Gonorrhoea
 Through An Inflatable Doll.

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 Ig Nobel Peace Prize
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 President Jacques Chirac of France won the award "for
 commemorating the 50th anniversary of Hiroshima with
 atomic bomb tests in the Pacific."

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