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The 2016 Ig Nobels: Pale Horses, Dead Flies and Quantified Bullroar


A feeding hoverfly. For amateur bug photographer John Hallmen, 31, beauty lies in the eye of the beast. (Photo by John Hallmen / Barcroft Media / Getty Images) John Hallmen/Barcroft Media/Getty Images
A feeding hoverfly. For amateur bug photographer John Hallmen, 31, beauty lies in the eye of the beast. (Photo by John Hallmen / Barcroft Media / Getty Images) John Hallmen/Barcroft Media/Getty Images

Each year, a magazine called The Annals of Improbable Research awards the Ig Nobel prizes to honor the weirdest and funniest scientific projects ever undertaken by humans. In this pair of Stuff to Blow Your Mind episodes, Robert, Joe and Christian discuss this year's winners. In part two, you’ll hear about profiles in lying, pale horses, automotive alchemy, the passion of a fly collector, and people who find profundity in meaningless statements.

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Topics in this Podcast: lying, Ig Nobel prizes, science, horses, cars, weird science