Gasp, Hoping toads Batman, Levitating Frog!

Andre Geim, a physicist working at the University of Manchester, became the first (and, we presume, only) man ever to make a frog levitate using magnetism. The thinking behind this was not clear. Prof Geim is also notable for being the only person to win both the Ig Nobel and the Nobel prizes as an individual – he was behind the supermaterial “graphene”, for which he won the 2010 Nobel Prize in physics.