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Jessica Witchley—The Tech
Ig Nobel laureate Kees Moeliker tells stories of famous dead birds at the Ig Informal Lectures in 10-250 on Saturday, Oct. 6. Moeliker won the 2003 Ig Nobel in Medicine for documenting the first scientifically recorded case of homosexual necrophilia in the mallard duck.
Kari M. Williams—The Tech
A family examines a blown glass pumpkin at the annual Great Glass Pumpkin Patch on Saturday, Oct. 6. Approximately 1,000 pumpkins were displayed for sale on Kresge Oval to benefit the MIT Glass Lab.
Samuel E. Kronick—The Tech
With bold signs and fantastical costumes, parade marchers get their point across during the second annual HONK! festival which returned to Somerville and Cambridge this past weekend, ending on Sunday with a parade from Davis Square to Harvard Square. The festival is a celebration of activist street bands from all around the world. Seventeen bands from as far away as Italy marched the streets and held public concerts throughout the weekend. Sunday’s parade also featured the Bread & Puppet Theater and Car Talk’s Click & Clack, the Tappet Brothers.
Christina Kang—The Tech
A child in the slums outside Delhi, India plays in the trash that is his playground.
Samuel E. Kronick—The Tech
Bands in the HONK! parade bring energy and fun costumes to the streets during the second annual HONK! festival which returned to Somerville and Cambridge this past weekend, ending with a parade on Sunday from Davis Square to Harvard Square. The festival is a celebration of activist street bands from all around the world. Seventeen bands from as far away as Italy marched the streets and held public concerts throughout the weekend. Sunday’s parade also featured the Bread & Puppet Theater and Car Talk’s Click & Clack, the Tappet Brothers.
Perry L. Hung—The Tech
Dan L. Wheeler G joins in a candlelight vigil, sponsored by MIT Prajnopaya and Amnesty International, on Wednesday, Oct. 3. to protest the Burmese government’s crackdown on pro-democracy rallies.
Kari M. Williams—The Tech
Approximately 1,000 glass pumpkins were displayed for sale on the Kresge Oval on Saturday, Oct. 6 for the annual Great Glass Pumpkin Patch. Proceeds went to the MIT Glass Lab.
Jessica Witchley—The Tech
Brian Wansink describes his study where he fed subjects with a constantly refilling bowl of soup. Wansink won this year’s Ig Nobel in Nutrition for studying the effects of visual cues on the amount of food eaten.
Christina Kang—The Tech
Children in the slums outside Delhi, India overflow with laughter as they push for the prime spot in the photograph.
Samuel E. Kronick—The Tech
Tsumura of the Hungry March Band performs a trumpet solo in a spontaneous jam session after the second annual HONK! festival, which returned to Somerville and Cambridge this past weekend, ending on Sunday with a parade from Davis Square to Harvard Square. The festival is a celebration of activist street bands from all around the world. Seventeen bands from as far away as Italy marched the streets and held public concerts throughout the weekend. Sunday’s parade also featured the Bread & Puppet Theater and Car Talk’s Click & Clack, the Tappet Brothers.
Jessica Witchley—The Tech
Professional Indexer Glenda Browne answers questions at the Ig Informal Lectures in 10-250 on Saturday, Oct. 6. Browne won this year’s Ig Nobel in Literature for her study of the word “the” and the ways it causes problems for anyone trying to put things in alphabetical order.
Jessica Witchley—The Tech
Ig Nobel Prize recipient Dan Meyer of Antioch, Tenn. swallows a sword in front of hundreds at the Ig Informal Lectures in 10-250 on Saturday, Oct. 6. Meyer is a professional sword swallower who co-authored a paper, “Sword swallowing and its side effects,” which won this year’s Ig Nobel in Medicine. See page 12 for more photos.
Christina Kang—The Tech
Flies cover the fruit in the slums outside Delhi, India.
Samuel E. Kronick—The Tech
There was little subtlety when marchers expressed their feelings on political current events during the second annual HONK! festival, which returned to Somerville and Cambridge this past weekend, ending on Sunday with a parade from Davis Square to Harvard Square. The festival is a celebration of activist street bands from all around the world. Seventeen bands from as far away as Italy marched the streets and held public concerts throughout the weekend. Sunday’s parade also featured the Bread & Puppet Theater and Car Talk’s Click & Clack, the Tappet Brothers.