Thursday, February 19th, 2009
Wow! Had a VERY interesting weekend in Chicago last weekend at the AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science) Convention.
The speaker slated to speak just before us (Ig Nobels) was none other than ex-VP Al Gore! Talk about an opening act!
Our Ig Nobel lecture series got quite a bit of press from the Science/Medical Journalists there (along with Al Gore!) Here are just a few reviews:
After we finished, Ig Founder Marc Abrahams and I walked a few blocks in the snow to Michigan Avenue, and I was honored to do an hour long interview with Nick Digilio and Andy Hermann on The Nick Digilio Show on WGN Radio. What an honor, as I had grown up listening to WGN only 26 miles away in Michigan City, IN. I didn’t realize it, but this show is broadcast to over 36 states including as far away as Texas and Chicago!
During the interview, Andy Hermann pulled a sword from my throat.
and I got to eat a lightbulb onair for the listengin audience. I think the lightbulb went over better on radio than the sword swallowing!… Watch and listen for yourself! Let me know what you think!