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2013-09-13 09:08:41 AM
Or, you could just go to the site itself. I expect Farkers to jump all over the Public Health prize.
 
2013-09-13 09:13:01 AM
SAFETY ENGINEERING PRIZE: The late Gustano Pizzo [USA], for inventing an electro-mechanical system to trap airplane hijackers - the system drops a hijacker through trap doors, seals him into a package, then drops the encapsulated hijacker through the airplane's specially-installed bomb bay doors, whence he parachutes to earth, where police, having been alerted by radio, await his arrival. - See more at: http://www.improbable.com/ig/winners/#sthash.k59pw5so.dpuf

SomeoneD umb: Or, you could just go to the site itself. I expect Farkers to jump all over the Public Health prize.


SAFETY ENGINEERING PRIZE: The late Gustano Pizzo [USA], for inventing an electro-mechanical system to trap airplane hijackers - the system drops a hijacker through trap doors, seals him into a package, then drops the encapsulated hijacker through the airplane's specially-installed bomb bay doors, whence he parachutes to earth, where police, having been alerted by radio, await his arrival.
SAFETY ENGINEERING PRIZE: The late Gustano Pizzo [USA], for inventing an electro-mechanical system to trap airplane hijackers - the system drops a hijacker through trap doors, seals him into a package, then drops the encapsulated hijacker through the airplane's specially-installed bomb bay doors, whence he parachutes to earth, where police, having been alerted by radio, await his arrival. - See more at: http://www.improbable.com/ig/winners/#sthash.k59pw5so.dpuf
 
2013-09-13 09:14:20 AM
SAFETY ENGINEERING PRIZE: The late Gustano Pizzo [USA], for inventing an electro-mechanical system to trap airplane hijackers - the system drops a hijacker through trap doors, seals him into a package, then drops the encapsulated hijacker through the airplane's specially-installed bomb bay doors, whence he parachutes to earth, where police, having been alerted by radio, await his arrival.

SAFETY ENGINEERING PRIZE: The late Gustano Pizzo [USA], for inventing an electro-mechanical system to trap airplane hijackers - the system drops a hijacker through trap doors, seals him into a package, then drops the encapsulated hijacker through the airplane's specially-installed bomb bay doors, whence he parachutes to earth, where police, having been alerted by radio, await his arrival.

SAFETY ENGINEERING PRIZE: In 1884, meridian time personnel met in Washington to change Earth time. First words said was that only 1 day could be used on Earth to not change the 1 day bible. So they applied the 1 day and ignored the other 3 days. The bible time was wrong then and it proved wrong today. This a major lie has so much evil feed from it's wrong. No man on Earth has no belly-button, it proves every believer on Earth a liar.

SAFETY ENGINEERING PRIZE: The late Gustano Pizzo [USA], for inventing an electro-mechanical system to trap airplane hijackers - the system drops a hijacker through trap doors, seals him into a package, then drops the encapsulated hijacker through the airplane's specially-installed bomb bay doors, whence he parachutes to earth, where police, having been alerted by radio, await his arrival.
 
2013-09-13 09:15:21 AM
Ok, that was creepy.
 
2013-09-13 09:17:30 AM
I nominated this one a few years ago for the Economics Ig Nobel, but it never won:   "The Social Norm of Leaving the Toilet Seat Down: A Game Theoretic Analysis".
 
2013-09-13 09:25:50 AM

SomeoneDumb: Or, you could just go to the site itself. I expect Farkers to jump all over the Public Health prize.

Farkers are attached to that subject.  It's cutting edge, no bleeding edge medical research on a topic that is near and dear to them.  And I'm not just wanking off on this topic just because.
 
2013-09-13 09:43:03 AM
I wonder if replacing the duck with other waterfowl produces the same ill effects on re-attachment, or if there's something special about that particular mallardy.
 
2013-09-13 09:50:23 AM

ciderczar: I wonder if replacing the duck with other waterfowl produces the same ill effects on re-attachment, or if there's something special about that particular mallardy.


I don't know.  If you experiment on other aquatic birds, you might ruffle some feathers and be called a quack scientist.
 
2013-09-13 10:06:26 AM
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2013-09-13 10:21:20 AM
This one made me LOL.

Probability Prize goes to Bert Tolkamp, Marie Haskell, Fritha Langford, David Roberts and Colin Morgan, for making two related discoveries: first, that the longer a cow has been lying down, the more likely that cow will soon stand up; and second, that once a cow stands up, you cannot easily predict how soon that cow will lie down again.

That is one of those that you have to wonder how the heck they even came up with the idea to study that topic...

I mean the rest have some connection to real science (except for the clapping one) but what was really learned here?
 
2013-09-13 10:31:16 AM

pseudoscience: S

AFETY ENGINEERING PRIZE: The late Gustano Pizzo [USA]

On a scale from 1 to Hitler, how bad am I of a person for being disappointed that the reason that he is "the  late Gustano Pizzo" seems to be unrelated to the work for which he got this award?
 
2013-09-13 10:39:50 AM

eyeq360: ciderczar: I wonder if replacing the duck with other waterfowl produces the same ill effects on re-attachment, or if there's something special about that particular mallardy.

I don't know.  If you experiment on other aquatic birds, you might ruffle some feathers and be called a quack scientist.


The summary did not mention whether such a duck can still float, or whether it might be considered a witch.
 
2013-09-13 10:41:36 AM

Slives: This one made me LOL.

Probability Prize goes to Bert Tolkamp, Marie Haskell, Fritha Langford, David Roberts and Colin Morgan, for making two related discoveries: first, that the longer a cow has been lying down, the more likely that cow will soon stand up; and second, that once a cow stands up, you cannot easily predict how soon that cow will lie down again.

That is one of those that you have to wonder how the heck they even came up with the idea to study that topic...

I mean the rest have some connection to real science (except for the clapping one) but what was really learned here?


If there was a pattern, ranchers might have been able to use the information.
 
2013-09-13 10:56:19 AM

WelldeadLink: Slives: This one made me LOL.

Probability Prize goes to Bert Tolkamp, Marie Haskell, Fritha Langford, David Roberts and Colin Morgan, for making two related discoveries: first, that the longer a cow has been lying down, the more likely that cow will soon stand up; and second, that once a cow stands up, you cannot easily predict how soon that cow will lie down again.

That is one of those that you have to wonder how the heck they even came up with the idea to study that topic...

I mean the rest have some connection to real science (except for the clapping one) but what was really learned here?

If there was a pattern, ranchers might have been able to use the information.


Farming sim games would have been able to much more realistically model cow behavior. Because gamers demand realism.
 
2013-09-13 11:27:11 AM
Experimental Archaeology FTW !
 
2013-09-13 11:53:37 AM
There's no way I could drink enough to make me think I'm attractive.
 
2013-09-13 12:08:44 PM
Please stop: I'm bored
 
2013-09-13 12:24:10 PM

To The Escape Zeppelin!: WelldeadLink: Slives: This one made me LOL.

Probability Prize goes to Bert Tolkamp, Marie Haskell, Fritha Langford, David Roberts and Colin Morgan, for making two related discoveries: first, that the longer a cow has been lying down, the more likely that cow will soon stand up; and second, that once a cow stands up, you cannot easily predict how soon that cow will lie down again.

That is one of those that you have to wonder how the heck they even came up with the idea to study that topic...

I mean the rest have some connection to real science (except for the clapping one) but what was really learned here?

If there was a pattern, ranchers might have been able to use the information.

Farming sim games would have been able to much more realistically model cow behavior. Because gamers demand realism.


All the cows in farmville rest on a north/south parallel.
 
2013-09-13 03:12:43 PM

WelldeadLink: Slives: This one made me LOL.

Probability Prize goes to Bert Tolkamp, Marie Haskell, Fritha Langford, David Roberts and Colin Morgan, for making two related discoveries: first, that the longer a cow has been lying down, the more likely that cow will soon stand up; and second, that once a cow stands up, you cannot easily predict how soon that cow will lie down again.

That is one of those that you have to wonder how the heck they even came up with the idea to study that topic...

I mean the rest have some connection to real science (except for the clapping one) but what was really learned here?

If there was a pattern, ranchers might have been able to use the information.


The title of the study seems to indicate that seeking such a pattern was the reason for the study, which you might not get if you just look at the results mentioned above.
 
2013-09-13 03:36:45 PM

WelldeadLink: eyeq360: ciderczar: I wonder if replacing the duck with other waterfowl produces the same ill effects on re-attachment, or if there's something special about that particular mallardy.

I don't know.  If you experiment on other aquatic birds, you might ruffle some feathers and be called a quack scientist.

The summary did not mention whether such a duck can still float, or whether it might be considered a witch.


It's probably not a witch, but one might as well burn it at the stake, just in case.  Better to be safe than risk possession by an evil spirit.
 
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