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Award Given to Frivolous Research Projects

Every September, 1,100 well-dressed guests gather at Harvard University's Sanders Theatre, a building crafted with ornate woodwork and golden pillars, for an unusual ceremony. Launched in 1991 by science/humor magazine Annals of Improbable Research, the "Ig Nobel" awards (a parody of the Nobel Prize) recognizes ten dubious "achievements" per year for their shallow, obvious, or outlandish research focus or titles. Here's ...

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