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Clockwise, from bottom left: Professional opera singers perform The Seedy Opera, a tribute to human cloning; Skits throughout show include destructive science experiments; Troy Hurtubise’s virtually indestructible bear-resistant suit; Ig Nobel assistant attempts to balance a soccer ball on top of a spinning saddle; The 1999 Ig Nobel trophy; Sweetie-Pie notifies speakers when they become boring; Real Nobel Laureates: (from left to right) Dudley Herschbach Chemistry ’86, Robert Wilson Physics ’78, Sheldon Glashow Physics ’79, William Lipscomb Chemistry ’76.