News from the TEDx Göteborg 2012 ‘Beyond Borders’ website:
How can herring farts in the Stockholm archipelago almost lead to a diplomatic crisis? Or a bra be converted into a gas mask in case of emergency? To Magnus Wahlberg this is everyday stuff, and proof that science doesn’t have to be dull to be important. He is a biologist and Scandinavian desk chief of the science humor magazine Annals of Improbable Research, and has himself been awarded the Ig Nobel Prize (for those herring farts).