Highlights from the Ig Nobel Awards

We broadcast the best of the Ig Nobel Prize ceremony, recognizing the strange, the silly and the stupid in the world of science. This year's ceremony includes an operatic tribute to infinity, a look at e-mail spam as literature, and photographs of 34 years' worth of meals.

Guests:

Marc Abrahams, author of The Ig Nobel Prizes 2: An All-New Collection of the World's Unlikeliest Research (Dutton, 2005); master of ceremonies; editor, Annals of Improbable Research

Various Genuinely Bemused Nobel Laureates

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