Maralee Caruso, a news anchor for CTV Winnipeg News in Canada, could not get through a story she reported about a man who lived with goats for several days (video below).
Caruso was reading a story about Thomas Thwaites, who won an Ig Nobel Prize for living as a mountain goat (wearing prosthetic goat-like limbs) with some real mountain goats in Switzerland for three days, notes The Telegraph.
"We’re all completely trapped inside our own brain, and our own perception of the world," Thwaites said in the taped news segment.
Caruso began reading her script with, "I can't make this stuff up," but the further she got into the story the more she started to laugh.
A video clip of Thwaites eating some grass appeared to push Caruso over the point of no return in laughter.
The camera eventually cut back to the news desk where Caruso and a fellow news anchor had their hands on their heads, and were trying to hold back their giggles.
The Annals of Improbable Research magazine gives out the Ig Nobel awards, and states on its website:
The Ig Nobel Prizes honor achievements that make people LAUGH, and then THINK. The prizes are intended to celebrate the unusual, honor the imaginative -- and spur people's interest in science, medicine, and technology.
Every September, in a gala ceremony in Harvard's Sanders Theatre, 1100 splendidly eccentric spectators watch the new winners step forward to accept their Prizes. These are physically handed out by genuinely bemused genuine Nobel Laureates. Thousands more, around the world, watch our live online broadcast.
Thwaites, who won in the Biology category, accepted his award while still dressed in his prosthetic goat limbs, and said: "I got tired of all the worry and the pain of being a human and so I decided I would take a holiday from it all and become a goat," notes The Telegraph.