Anti Gravity: The Victors Go Despoiled; December 1996; Scientific American Magazine; by Mirsky; 1 Page(s)
Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me," Star Trek¿s Mr. Scott once wisely noted. Unfortunately, Scotty never revealed who should carry the shame for foolings greater than two. Considering that the Ig Nobel Prizes were awarded in October for the sixth year in a row, one can only assume there is plenty of shame to go around.
Harvard University¿s Sanders Theater accommodated this year¿s Ig Nobels, a good-natured spoofing of those other awards that scientists, writers and peaceable folks get. The Igs go to "individuals whose achievements cannot or should not be reproduced," according to the official program.