Every year, at the Ig Nobel Prize ceremony, Sanders Theatre is jammed not only with Ig Nobel winners, Nobel winners, opera singers, and 1100 audience members, but also with journalists who come from afar to document the doings.
Channel One Russia is among the many international TV networks sending crews to this year’s Ig Nobel Prize ceremony on Thursday, September 18. Here are three of Channel One Russia’s reports about previous Ig Nobel ceremonies:
This: several of the world’s top thinkers each explains her or his subject twice: FIRST : a complete technical description in TWENTY-FOUR (24) SECONDS** AND THEN: a clear summary that anyone can understand, in SEVEN (7) WORDS
“The objective of this study was to examine the impact of coffee consumption (with and without caffeine) on appetite sensations, energy intake, gastric emptying, and plasma glucose between breakfast and lunch meals…. Utilising an ecologically valid design, no significant effects of decaffeinated coffee, caffeine or their combination were detected on gastric emptying, appetite sensations, glucose, and energy intake.”
He boasts more than 3300 patents, and dozens of books. He has repeatedly run for high political office, easily attracting more press coverage than most of his competitors. He is better known in Japan than any American inventor is in America. He is widely believed to be among the wealthiest persons in Japan. His manner is always masterly, commanding, and deadpan hilarious. He is, I think, the nearest humanity will ever see to a real-life Wizard of Oz.