This year's list includes: $13,500,000 for the International Fund for Ireland, which helped finance the World Toilet Summit; $6,435,000 for wood utilization research; $1,000,000 for the Waterfree Urinal Conservation Initiative; and $500,000 for the Sparta Teapot Museum in Sparta, N.C.
I think the International Fund for Ireland is also committed to stopping the IRA as well as providing decent sanitary accommodations for third world countries. A lot of contries don't have extra water to waste on flushing urinals.
I'm not sure who gets the cash for "wood utilization research" but wood can be a valuable cash crop for third world countries.
Sparta, NC, will get an economic boost from the Teapot Museum. Like other small American cities, revitalizing downtown is necessary for the local economy.
Yes, pork is pork--but research out-of-context may be more protein than swill.