Marc Abrahams writes about things that are surprising—so surprising that they make people LAUGH, then THINK. He founded the Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony in 1991, and serves as master of ceremonies. He co-founded and edits the magazine Annals of Improbable Research (AIR), and wrote This Is Improbable: Cheese String Theory, Magnetic Chickens, and Other WTF Research (Oneworld Publications, 2012), The Ig Nobel Prizes (Orion Publishing Company, 2002), and other books. Marc used to be editor of the magazine Journal of Irreproducible Results, and was a columnist for several other magazines. Please visit for more!