2004 Ig Nobel Prizes Awarded at Harvard

“Researchers who patented a comb-over hairstyle in 1975 were top prize winners in the engineering section of this year’s Ig Nobel awards.

Father and son team Frank and Donald Smith developed a method to cover partial baldness using only the individual’s own hair.

Award organisers, the Annals of Improbable Research publishers, say the Igs are meant to celebrate the unusual.

They also aim to encourage interest in science, medicine, and technology.

This year’s prizes were awarded at a sell-out gala ceremony at Harvard University in Massachusetts and the prizes were handed to the winners by genuine Nobel Laureates.”

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