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Audio: Meet the Man Behind the Ig Nobel Prizes

Marc Abrahams is the editor and co-founder of the science-humor magazine Annals of Improbable Research, and the founder and impresario of the Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony, which takes place annually at Harvard University’s Sanders Theater.

The Ig Nobels honor research that first makes people laugh and then makes them think. This year’s production, “the 21st First Annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony,” has been sold out for weeks, so don’t even try to get tickets. But you can watch a live Webcast of the proceedings via this blog on Thursday, September 29, at 7:30 p.m.

Don Troop, editor of Tweed, spoke with Mr. Abrahams this week about Ig Nobels past and future. (Photo: David Kessler)

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