Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Dr. Yoshiro Nakamats

The folks over at Improbable Research give out prizes every year called the Ig Nobel Prizes.
The Ig Nobel Prizes, according to their website, "honor achievements that first make people laugh, and then make them think. The prizes are intended to celebrate the unusual, honor the imaginative -- and spur people's interest in science, medicine, and technology."

A 2005 winner was Dr. Yoshiro Nakamats. He won for photographing every meal he consumed for 34 years (!)
Nakamats is running for mayor of Tokyo. To drum up votes, he sang "Do Re Mi" on a street in Tokyo. The whole confounded thing is explained here with more links and video of his latest performance.