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2003 Ig Nobel Awards

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2003 Ig Nobel Awards

2003 Ig Nobel Awards

2003 Ig Nobel Awards

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Who would look into the physics behind dragging a sheep across various surfaces? Or peer into the chemistry of a statue that for some reason doesn't attract pigeons? Two winners of this year's Ig Nobel prizes, of course. Join host Ira Flatow for our annual tribute to scientific silliness: highlights from the Ig Nobel Awards.

Guests:

Marc Abrahams
Master of Ceremonies of the 13th First Annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony
Editor, Annals of Improbable Research, Cambridge, Mass.

Various Genuinely Bemused Nobel Laureates
Sanders Theater, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

A bunch of rather silly people
Sanders Theater, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.