So far as I can tell, there was no New Hampshire connection among any of the winners of the 2015 Ig Nobel awards.

Throughout the 25 years this prestigious award has been given, the Granite State’s only Igs have been:

  • Four NH doctors were among the 976 authors of a 1993 research paper about treating heart attacks. That one got a literary Ig Nobel for its staggeringly enormous author list. (In past years I tried to talk to these doctors, but none ever returned my call.)
  • Stanford Wallace, a one-time infamous spam king who had many connections to the Seacoast, won the 1997 communications award for his streams of illegal junk mail.

That’s not enough, I say, not enough! Researchers of New Hampshire, get to work. I suggest concentrating on research that involves sexual malfunction, farting, dead animals, or loud funny noises.

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