Reply Mon 30 Nov, 2009 10:36 am
Wow. No other a2ker has thought of writing a discussion thread on the Ig Nobel Prize? For shame a2k! For shame!
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2009 Ig Nobel Prizes (broadcast Friday, November 27th, 2009)
It's the day after Thanksgiving, and that definitely means two things: leftovers, and ridiculously crowded shopping malls. But faithful Science Friday listeners know that it's also time for our annual broadcast of the Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony, recognizing the strange, silly, and stupid in the world of science. Ten Ig Nobel awards were given out this year in early October by the editors of the science humor magazine the Annals of Improbable Research. Join Ira Flatow in this hour of Science Friday for our post-Thanksgiving selection of highlights from the 19th First Annual awards ceremony -- including research that investigated whether it's better to be hit over the head with a full or empty bottle of beer, whether cows with names are better milk producers than cows without names, and whether it is possible to create diamonds from tequila.

For highlights of the Ig Nobel Awards Ceremony:
http://www.sciencefriday.com/program/archives/200911271


For the full list of winners:
http://improbable.com/ig/winners/

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Reply Mon 30 Nov, 2009 10:53 am
@tsarstepan,
http://i48.tinypic.com/r2nsw5.jpg
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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 06, 2009
Gas Mask Bra Wins Ig Nobel Prize
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The Public Health prize went to Dr. Elena Bodnar of Hinsdale, Illinois and colleagues who designed and patented a bra that can be quickly converted into a pair of gas masks, one for the brassiere wearer and one to be given to some needy bystander.

[For the rest of the article...]
http://damncoolpics.blogspot.com/2009/10/gas-mask-bra-wins-ig-nobel-prize.html
Diest TKO
 
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Reply Mon 30 Nov, 2009 11:40 am
@tsarstepan,
I remember during the largest SARS scare you could find lots of pictures of Asian businessmen wearing bras on their face.

I think they were just waiting for the perfect excuse.

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sozobe
 
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Reply Mon 30 Nov, 2009 12:34 pm
@tsarstepan,
I love Ira! I wish "Newton's Apple" was still around... (hmm... Christmas idea for the kid... there must be DVDs out there somewhere...)
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sat 16 Oct, 2010 07:30 pm
The 2010 Ig Noble Award's Ceremony!

http://improbable.com/ig/winners/#ig2010

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