21st IgNobel Awards at Sanders Theatre

Harvard Extension School is a sponsor of the IgNobel awards, and as a consequence I was able to score tickets to last night’s event. It was SO much fun! Highlights: the award for chemistry went to a team of Japanese scientists who invented a wasabi-spray for fire alarms (for deaf people who can’t hear a siren…), the peace prize went to the mayor of Vilnius for running over an illegally parked mercedes with a tank, and Amanda Palmer showed up (unannounced?) for the final song.

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