The 2012 Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony Grows Nigh!

Don't know what the Ig Nobels are? Read our coverage from last year's ceremony. If you can't be bothered to read it, you suck.


But here's the distilled version: Every year, the Ig Nobels recognize science that first makes you laugh and then makes you think. It is unlike any awards ceremony you have ever seen. There's partial nudity, paper airplanes, and actual Nobel laureates. Last year, several of those Nobel laureates partook in an operatic ode to coffee's effects on the human sphincter. Yes, really.


We'll be broadcasting it live on io9 tomorrow night beginning around 7:15 pm (US Eastern Time). The ceremony itself begins at 7:30, and should run for around an hour, hour and a half. Trust us — if you haven't experienced the Igs before, this is something you'll definitely want to witness.

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And if you can't be bothered to even read this article as well then here's an explanation of the Ig Noble Prize from the lovely chaps of QI. Guest starring a genuine award recipient.