A true scientific discovery is always funny at first – Ig Nobel prize founder RT — SophieCo

Among the winners of the Ig Nobel prize is the person who invented karaoke, scientists that say love is OCD, and a man who dressed rats in tiny pants to study their behavior. The Ig Nobel prize celebrates the bizarre, the weird – and most importantly – funniest achievements and discoveries of human kind. But does it does serve a greater purpose than just making people laugh? And what drives scientists to study things others would consider bizarre? We ask the founder of the Ig Nobel Prize, editor of the Annals of Improbable Research magazine, Marc Abrahams.