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In short, how to take a group photo with no blinks

Every Ig Nobel Prize celebrates something that makes people laugh, then think—each is a good, true, short story. An organization called Short Story, in South Korea, made this short video that tells the story of the 2006 Ig Nobel Prize for mathematics :

The 2006 Ig Nobel Prize for mathematics was awarded to Nic Svenson and Piers Barnes of the Australian Commonwealth Scientific and Research Organization, for calculating the number of photographs you must take to (almost) ensure that nobody in a group photo will have their eyes closed.

They described that research, in the report “Blink-Free Photos, Guaranteed,” Velocity, June 2006,

Improbable Research