Defending your Ph.D. is both hard and nerve-wracking (at least from what I've heard from actual Ph.D. holders). But can you dance to it?
Dance Your Ph.D. is a contest put on by the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the magazine Science that "challenges scientists around the world to explain their research through the most jargon-free medium available: interpretive dance," Science writes.
I've met many brilliant people who have problems explaining their work to laymen, so I've always loved the concept behind Dance Your Ph.D. After all, it's hard to get people to agree to support your ideas if they don't understand them.
If you're the overall prize winner from the University of Helsinki, for example, you can title your paper "Formation, structure and stability of atmospheric molecular clusters" and get it published, but rapping and dancing about how you "filter out the crap" to better understand atmospheric changes leading to dangerous weather through computer simulations makes it a little easier to explain.
Or if you're Fanon Julienne, the winner of the biology category, you use belly dancers to illustrate how sun and water affect the breakdown of plastics, or: "Fragmentation of plastics: effect of the environment and the nature of the polymer on the size and the shape of generated fragments."