The 29th First Annual (you read that right) Ig Nobel Prize ceremony was held on November 12 at the Sanders Theatre at Harvard University, celebrating little known and even less appreciated scientific studies. The Ig Nobel Awards are presented by The Journal of Improbable Research. The winners travel to the Awards at their own expense and the Awards are handed out by honest to God real (albeit somewhat bemused) Nobel Prize winners.
From the paper airplane bombardment to the annual opera to the traditional goodbye-goodbye, it's all great fun.
Remember, "Wombats are scientific proof you can squeeze a square peg into a round hole."