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)