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Marc Abrahams, the director and producer of the Ig Nobels, introduces Miss Sweetie Poo Liraz Brand. Miss Sweetie Poo is responsible for keeping the ceremonies running on time. If a guest’s speech goes over time, she walks to the podium and repeats, “Please stop, I’m bored,” until the guest stops talking.
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Elizabeth A. Dethy ’15 charges through Endicott College’s offense during the field hockey game on Tuesday. The Engineers won 2-1.
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A human target stands on stage as people throw paper airplanes across Sanders Theatre, a long time tradition of the Ig Nobels.
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Daniel Rosenberg executes an experiment involving oscillating metronomes on top of soda cans during an Ig Nobel Moment of Science.
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Daniel Rosenberg performs a chemistry experiment during an Ig Nobel Moment of Science. The theme for this year’s Ig Nobel Ceremony was chemistry.
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MIT150 Idea Bank posters have suggested that MIT should hold open houses more often. In this April file photo, a team from the Research Laboratory of Electronics help open houses guests build a simple DC motor in the Stata Center.
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Dan Meyer, the 2007 Ig Nobel Prize winner in Medicine, returns to Thursday’s ceremonies to perform a sword swallowing encore.
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FAST LIGHT lit up the Charles River last May in the culmination of a semester of art installations around campus, as seen in this file photo. Idea Bank commenters have asked for the spirit of FAST installations to continue.
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Professor Laurence R. Young ScD ’62, from MIT’s Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, learns about some of the features in the Lockheed Martin Joint Strike Fighter simulator — brought to MIT with help from the Flying Club — in the Z-Center this past Tuesday. This F-35 simulation contains five screens displaying different outputs that the pilot would see in the actual plane.
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Julia C. Hsu ’14 volleys the ball back to Tufts in the No. 2 doubles on Tuesday. The Engineers lost the match 7-2.
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Maria Ferrante serenades Nobel Laureate Peter Diamond PhD ’63 (Economics 2010) with the joys of caffeine and its importance in coffee during Chemist in a Coffee Shop, this year’s Ig Nobel mini-opera.
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Maria Ferrante serenades Nobel Laureate Dudley Herschbach (Chemistry 1986) with the joys of caffeine and its importance in coffee during Chemist in a Coffee Shop, this year’s Ig Nobel mini-opera.
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MacGregor residents were evacuated yesterday for an hour and a half after a steam pipe exploded nearby on Amherst Alley.
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Koichiro Mizoguchi and Junichi Murakami of Japan demonstrate one application of their research by spraying a plate of sushi with aerosolized wasabi at this year’s Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony in Harvard’s Sanders Theatre last night. Mizoguchi and Murakami were awarded the Ig Nobel in chemistry for “determining the ideal density of airborne wasabi (pungent horseradish) to awaken sleeping people in case of a fire or other emergency, and for applying this knowledge to invent the wasabi alarm.”