- The Ig Nobel Prizes honor the wackier scientific achievements of this world
- Highlights from this years ceremony include a man who lived as a goat and another as a badger
They shared a stage Thursday night, but they weren't actors in the world's weirdest pantomime.
Instead, they're just some of the winners of the 2016 Ig Nobel Prize
held at Harvard University.
"It's like the weirdest f-ing thing that you'll ever go to... it's a collection of, like, actual Nobel Prize winners giving away prizes to real scientists for doing f'd-up things...it's awesome," Amanda Palmer, a performer and writer, was quoted as saying
on the Ig Nobel website.
The spoof awards -- which aren't as famous as the real Nobels -- are held annually and were inspired by the Annals of Improbable Research, an American science humor magazine that celebrates and honors the wackier inventions from the scientific community.