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'Lots of important things are funny'

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"Lots of important things are funny." So says the founder of the Ig Nobel prize ceremony, Marc Abrahams. Abrahams is the editor and co-founder of the magazine, The Annals of Improbable Research and a columnist for The Guardian. The prize honors achievements that "make you laugh, then make you think".

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