Monday, September 21, 2015

Friday, September 18, 2015

The 2015 Ig Nobel Prize Winners

The 2015 Ig Nobel Prize winners are out.  Some of the best ones:

  • Physics Prize, for testing the biological principle that nearly all mammals empty their bladders in about 21 seconds.

  • Literature Prize, for discovering that the word "huh?" (or its equivalent) seems to exist in every human language — and for not being quite sure why.

  • Medicine Prize, for experiments to study the biomedical benefits or biomedical consequences of intense kissing (and other intimate, interpersonal activities).

  • Biology Prize, for observing that when you attach a weighted stick to the rear end of a chicken, the chicken then walks in a manner similar to that in which dinosaurs are thought to have walked.