I’ve heard of the Ig Nobel Awards but have never heard the ceremony. I’ve just listened to Science Friday’s 45 minute podcast: November 25, 2005, Hour One: Ig Nobel Awards Highlights, and would recommend it as a very humorous event. You don’t need to know anything about science, and leave any earnestness at the door. [Click the link over at top right of their page to download the show.]
… our annual broadcast of this year’s Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony — recognizing the strange, silly, and stupid in the world of science. … In this hour of highlights from the evening’s festivities, we’ll hear about whether people can swim faster in syrup or in water, the cosmetic options available to neutered pets, an alarm clock that runs away, and more.