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Jesus In Toast Study Among 2014 Ig Nobel Awards Winners

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 11.18.2014 | Weird News

The 2014 Ig Nobel winners, awarded Thursday at Harvard University by the Annals of Improbable Research magazine: ___...

Silly Scientific Research Celebrated At Annual Award Ceremony

LiveScience | Mark Lallanilla | Posted 09.13.2013 | Science

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Amid a flurry of paper airplanes, hosts adorned with little more than silver body paint, and the world's first and only opera a...

LOOK: 17 Silly Scientific Discoveries

Huffington Post | Adam Toobin | Posted 07.25.2013 | Science

A Nobel Prize may have never seriously been in the cards for the Dutch scientists who used MRI scans to image male and female genitals during sex, or ...

Ig Nobel Prizes Awarded To Year's Silliest Discoveries

| Posted 09.23.2012 | Science

By John Bohannon CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS—A hush fell over the audience last night as Joseph Keller, a soft-spoken, white-haired mathematician, a...

Seemingly Silly Scientific Research Gets Celebrated With Ig Nobel Prizes

AP | MARK PRATT | Posted 09.21.2012 | Weird News

BOSTON -- For anyone who's ever been tired of listening to someone drone on and on and on, two Japanese researchers have the answer. The SpeechJammer...

Ig Nobel Prizes: Think First, Then Laugh

Katherine Meusey | Posted 12.04.2011 | Weird News
Katherine Meusey

Mark Twain said that "Laughter is the best weapon we have, and we as humans, use it the least." In a world where science is often regarded as dry and humorless, the Ig Nobel Prizes are helping to break that mold.

Ig Nobel Prizes Honor Gas Mask Bra, Diamonds Made Of Tequila (POLL)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

VOTE ON YOUR FAVORITE BELOW A bra that turns into a gas mask, a diamond made from Tequila, and research involving the feces of giant pandas were among...