The IG Nobel Prizes 2

An All-New Collection of the World's Unlikeliest Research

By Abrahams, Marc

Publishers Summary:
The hilarious second installment of the popular humor series honoring the world’s most improbable actual research The first volume of The Ig Nobel Prizes was celebrated as a "brainy bacchanalian" (USA Today) and "so funny you couldn’t make it up" (The Washington Post). Now, the "guru of scientific satire" (Publishers Weekly), Marc Abrahams, returns with The Ig Nobel Prizes 2, a fresh compendium of all- new unbelievable-but-true accomplishments in the sciences, arts, and humanities. Born from the annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony at Harvard University, The Ig Nobel Prizes 2 demonstrates the incredible lengths to which people will go in the pursuit of knowledge. Winners of this prestigious award include: -The scientists who discovered that chickens prefer beautiful humans -The Norwegian research team that documented the impact of wearing wet underwear in the cold -The entire nation of Liechtenstein, which rents itself out for weddings, bar mitzvahs, or other gatherings. Featuring anecdotes from the 2004 Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony and a zany collection of all new achievements, The Ig Nobel Prizes 2 is perfect for anyone who first wants to laugh and then wants to think.

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ISBN
978-0-52594-912-1
Publisher
Dutton Adult


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Reviewed on July 25, 2005

There are some things you see that make you wonder, "Why not?" And there are others that make you wonder, "Why?" It's the latter-implausible, even improbable studies and discoveries-that are candidates for the Ig Nobel Prizes, awarded annually at Harvard University and founded by Abrahams, editor of the humor magazine Annals of Improbable Research. Studying the effect of chewing gum flavor on brain waves? An examination of "Scrotal Sym...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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