This is a reminder to mark your calendar. Harold Camping, who shared the 2011 Ig Nobel Prize in mathematics, again says that the world will end this Friday, October 21, 2011.
BACKGROUND: This year’s Ig Nobel prize in mathematics was awarded two weeks ago to Dorothy Martin of the USA (who predicted the world would end in 1954), Pat Robertson of the USA (who predicted the world would end in 1982), Elizabeth Clare Prophet of the USA (who predicted the world would end in 1990), Lee Jang Rim of KOREA (who predicted the world would end in 1992), Credonia Mwerinde of UGANDA (who predicted the world would end in 1999), and Harold Camping of the USA (who predicted the world would end on September 6, 1994 and later predicted that the world will end on October 21, 2011), for teaching the world to be careful when making mathematical assumptions and calculations.
BONUS: Math is simple:
BONUS: The 2011 Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony, at which Mr. Camping and his colleagues were awarded the Ig Nobel Prize. Of the ten new Ig Nobel Prizes awarded, this was the only one for which the winners could not or would not attend the ceremony or send a representative:
BONUS: Meanwhile, 2009 Ig Nobel mathematics prize winner Gideon Gono, too, is in the news (1, 2, 3).