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What's the point of the Ig Nobel Awards?

Always silly yet oftentimes serious, the Ig Nobel awards celebrate the science world's quirkier ventures. Len Fisher is a scientist from Bristol University who won an Ig Nobel back 1999.

(Photo: Atsugi Higashiyama of Japan accepts the 2016 Ig Nobel Prize in Perception for "investigating whether things look different when you bend over and view them between your legs". Credit: Reuters)

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