Last year, the Ig Nobel Prize in ornithology went to Ivan R. Schwab and Philip R. A. May of the University of California Los Angeles, for their paper Woodpeckers and Head Injury. This year, it is likely to go to Doug Zongker of the University of Washington for his enlightening paper Chicken Chicken Chicken: Chicken Chicken (see also his PowerPoint presentation on the subject). Why do I speculate so? The theme of this year’s ceremony: Chicken.
The 2007 Ig Nobel ceremony is tonight, and you can watch the live webcast starting at 7:15 PM Eastern/US. If you can’t do that, you should at least check www.improb.com tomorrow to read about the honorees.