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This past Sunday, AIRheads marked the end of the 2011 Ig Nobel Tour of the UK with this historic group reading of William Topaz McGonagall’s most famous bad poem, "The Tay Bridge Disaster." As you'll see in the video, they're obvious on a train. And yes, the train they're on is of course crossing the (rebuilt) Tay Bridge:



Two other McGonagall poems that had not been read in public in over 100 years (if ever) were read at the Ig Nobel UK Tour show in Dundee on Saturday night: Sterling Castle and Hawthornden.

There's more information about the lost poems in The Scotsman and Marc Abraham's column written for The Guardian. As the end of Marc's column explains, "Yes, this is the McGonagall whose name J.K. Rowling beststowed upon a curious character in the Harry Potter novels, and who inspired Terry Pratchett to create the Nac Mac Feegles, and provoked wonder in many other people and places."

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