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Kees Moeliker: How a dead duck changed my life

Ig Nobel Prize winner Kees Moeliker’s TED talk is now online. The people at TED chose to debut it on April 1:

Kees was awarded the 2003 Ig Nobel Prize for biology, for documenting the first scientifically recorded case of homosexual necrophilia in the mallard duck. [REFERENCE: “The First Case of Homosexual Necrophilia in the Mallard Anas platyrhynchos (Aves: Anatidae)” C.W. Moeliker, Deinsea, vol. 8, 2001, pp. 243-7.]

In the talk he mentions several other Ig Nobel Prize winners. Details about their work appears on the Ig Nobel Prize winners web page.

BONUS: Amanda Palmer, who has played stirring roles in several Ig Nobel Prize ceremonies, also gave a TED talk this year.

BONUS: On the TED blog, Brooke Borel talks about their favorite Ig winners

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