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Improbable Research Collection #131: The Coffee Diet

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Uploaded on Mar 30, 2011

"The Coffee Diet" is the concluding song from the mini-opera "The Atkins Diet Opera". This video shows the debut performance, which was part of the 2004 Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony held in Sanders Theatre, Harvard University. It starred Jason McStoots (as Dr. Atkins), Margot Button, and Jane Tankersley, with Pianist Greg Neil. The kickline included: Nobel Laureates William Lipscomb, Dudley Herschbach and Rich Roberts; and several Ig Nobel Prize winners; and several of the Ig Nobel Prize ceremony organizers; oceanograher Sylvia Earle and Dr. Barry Sears, inventor of The Zone Diet. The libretto is by Marc Abrahams.

LINKS:
Libretto for "The Atkins Diet Opera": http://improbable.com/airchives/paper...
Ig Nobel Prize ceremonies: http://improbable.com/ig/past-highlig...
The 2004 Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony: http://improbable.com/ig/winners/#ig2004
Jason McStoots: http://home.comcast.net/~jasonmcstoots
Sylvia Earle: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/fie...

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