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By Pam Burke 

View from the North 40: A round of applause for the winners


Last updated 10/16/2020 at 11:50am

I love the Ig Nobel Prizes, which are a satiric spoof of the renowned Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences Nobel Prizes — but I watched the 30th First Annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony this week, and that’s one hour and 16 minutes of my life that I will never get back.

This is the first time I have actually watched the awards ceremony, which was conducted entirely virtually rather than at the Sanders Theatre at Harvard University. Actual Nobel prize winners hand out the awards, which this year were paper boxes sent in advance of the ceremony to the prize winners along with assembly instruct...

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