Watch the 2013 Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony now, live on io9!

As of this posting we're less than an hour away from the start of this year's Ig Nobel Awards Ceremony! Get ready for an evening of science that makes you laugh, and then makes you think.

Don't know what the Ig Nobels are? Go read about previous years' award-winners (including the inventor of the bra up top, which actually doubles as a gas mask).

Then come back here to watch the festivities, live!

The ceremony kicks off at 6:00 pm (US Eastern Time), and the evening's proceedings should last somewhere between 60 and 90 minutes.

Watch the 2013 Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony now, live on io9!

If you've never watched the Igs before, trust us, this is something you want to watch. There's partial nudity, paper airplanes, and actual Nobel laureates in attendance. In 2011, several of those Nobel laureates partook in an operatic ode to coffee's effects on the human sphincter. That same year, the mayor of Vilnius was awarded the Ig Nobel Peace Prize for demonstrating that "the problem of illegally parked luxury cars can be solved by running them over with an armored tank." The ceremony is... well... it's a good time, to say the least.

Those of you already familiar with the Igs should check out our interview with the founder and master of ceremonies, Marc Abrahams. For even more info on the Igs, check out the Ceremony's website.