The Improbable Research Nobel Prize Award ceremony was held at Harvard Thursday night to award this year’s scientific projects that
make people laugh, then make them think, as the organisers, the Annals of Improbable Research, put it.
The awards, held every year since 1991, are meant to
raise the question: How do you decide what’s important and what’s not, and what’s real and what’s not — in science and everywhere else?, write the organisers. And, each year, the awards do just that, lofting projects unlikely to win a real Nobel Prize into the scientific limelight in a zany show that asks the question, why is this science so uproarious? — via redwolf.newsvine.com