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Book Title: The Ig Nobel Prizes|
Date of issue: August 31st 2004
ISBN 13: 9780452285736
The author of the book: Marc Abrahams
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 39.68 MB
Read full description of the books The Ig Nobel Prizes: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.
Read information about the authorMarc Abrahams writes the 'Improbable Research' column for the Guardian and is the author of 'This Is Improbable'. He is the founding editor of the science humour magazine Annals of Improbable Research and founder of the Ig Nobel Prizes, which are presented at Harvard University each year. Abrahams and the Ig have been covered by the BBC, New Scientist, Daily Mail, Times, and numerous other outlets internationally. He lives in Massachusetts.
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