Sorry I'm late
The Ig Nobel Award tour swung it's way to Dublin. And I attended.
The tour, hosted by Marc Abrahams is a must for anyone slightly interested in science. The awards are given to those "discoveries" (there is a Literature and a peace award, but the science awards are the best known), which firstly make you laugh, then make you think.
For example, this cell phone conversation killer. Who really benifits?