[Best of] Ig Nobel Prizes: First laugh, then think
The 2020 Ig Nobel Prizes were awarded on September 17 in the 30th Prize Ceremony that has become an institution of humour in science that "first make people laugh, then think".
Is it best to be hit in the head with an empty or a full beer bottle? Can you make diamonds from liquid, especially from tequila? Can people swim faster in water, or in syrup? And why is it that you spill coffee when you walk with a cup? These are just a few examples of research efforts recorded in the Annals of Improbable Research.
This podcast, recorded during the 7th Science Salon, takes you on a wonderfully fun and thoughtful journey into the world of science. Marc Abrahams, the man behind the Ig Nobel Prizes was joined by Science Journalist, Line Friis Frederiksen, as the evening's host on November 13, 2019 in Copenhagen.
Links to the videos from the salon:
- [00:13:47] Ig Nobel Prize for Safety Engineering in 1998
- [00:25:17] Humans Running in Place on Water at Simulated Reduced Gravity.
[00:37:27] The “Emergency Bra”.
And this year's Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony held on September 15.