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The Ig Nobel Prizes - Marc Abrahams
The Ig Nobel Prizes
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The Nobel Prize recognizes the world’s most talented and innovative minds. Unfortunately, not all of the hopeful thinkers and academics around the globe can become Nobel laureates, but some are lucky enough to win the Ig Nobel Prize instead. Drawn from the world’s wackiest actual research,... show more
The Nobel Prize recognizes the world’s most talented and innovative minds. Unfortunately, not all of the hopeful thinkers and academics around the globe can become Nobel laureates, but some are lucky enough to win the Ig Nobel Prize instead. Drawn from the world’s wackiest actual research, The Ig Nobel Prizes demonstrates the extreme measures that people will take in the quest for knowledge, and pays tribute to those individuals whose achievements cannot—or should not—be reproduced. Recent Ig Nobel honorees include: • The professor who proved that toast falls buttered side down more often than not • The Southern Baptist Church of Alabama which devised a formula to determine how many Alabamans will go to hell • The founder of the amusement park known as "Stalin World" Featuring these endeavors and many more, The Ig Nobel Prizes is an entertaining exhibition of brains and determination.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780452285736 (0452285739)
ASIN: 0452285739
Publisher: Plume
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
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travelin
travelin rated it
5.0 The Ig Nobel Prizes
I think people rating this lower than necessary may not realize that this is a work of nonfiction. It´s only one or two stars more before you´re encouraging 1000s of similar volumes of equally ridiculous, far less entertaining research.
Osho
Osho rated it
4.0 The Ig Nobel Prizes
The Ig Nobels are awarded (with help of Nobel laureates) for silly science. I appreciate the intersection of peculiar or bizarre preoccupations and objects with research that is sometimes useful, sometimes not. The Ig Nobels cover a good range of quirky professional and avocational studies. I prefer...
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