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Mark Abrahams, Ig Nobel Prizes founder

Mark Abrahams, Ig Nobel Prizes founder

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Mark Abrahams, editor of the Annals of Improbable Research, and organiser of the Ig Nobel Prizes (Igs), about to be hit by a falling coconut. The Igs are awarded each year to scientists whose research "cannot or should not be reproduced". The Prizes are awarded at a ceremony at Harvard University, USA. The prizes have been awarded since 1991. The coconut is a reference to the 2001 Ig Nobel Prize for Medicine winner Peter Barss, who published a report in 1984 indicating that injuries due to falling coconuts were responsible for 2.5% or hospital admissions at a hospital in Papua New Guinea. Photographed in 2002.

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