Photo: 2006 Ig Nobels Reward Research in Hiccups, Poop, and Bad Writing



The 2005 Nobel Prize laureate for Physics, Roy Glauber, carrying a broom to sweep paper airplanes thrown on stage, is illuminated by a man painted silver during the Ig Nobel awards at Harvard University, Thursday, October 5, 2006, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The Ig Nobel is an annual award for bizarre and improbable achievements in real-life scientific research.

Photograph by Charles Krupa/AP


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