- Associated Press - Saturday, September 16, 2017

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) - Anyone who missed out on the Ig Nobel awards ceremony still has a chance to hear from the winners.

The Ig Informal Lectures are scheduled for Saturday at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Building 10 starting at 1 p.m.

The free public lectures are a chance for the winners to explain at greater length the research that helped them earn the annual spoof prize for odd scientific discoveries. They got just one minute at Thursday’s ceremony.


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This year’s recipients included scientists who discovered that old men really do have big ears; that playing the Australian aboriginal didgeridoo helps relieve sleep apnea; and that handling crocodiles can influence gambling decisions.

Winners from previous years will also explain their research.



The prizes are sponsored by the Annals of Improbable Science magazine.

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