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(BBC)   Dear IRS, what do you mean I can't deduct my trip to the Magic Kingdom, it was medical for my kidney stones. (IG Nobel Winners)   ( bbc.co.uk) divider line
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2018-09-14 12:49:11 PM  
Going to see the IgNobel ceremony in person is on my bucket list.
 
2018-09-14 01:08:48 PM  
As a side note:  If you list "charity" on your deductions; don't capitalize it.
 
2018-09-14 02:08:59 PM  
I have heard of people with kidney stones riding rollercoasters and the vibration makes the stones pass. That could be what the person's going for here.
 
2018-09-14 02:20:19 PM  
Well then I should deduct my trip to the beach for 'beach therapy' to help deal with stress.
 
2018-09-14 02:22:06 PM  
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2018-09-14 02:31:36 PM  
Chemistry:The winner of the Ig Nobel Chemistry Prize went to research that settled the issue of whether human saliva is a good cleaning agent for dirty surfaces. It is - especially for fragile, painted areas on ceramics, and on gold leaf.

And children's faces apparently.*

*Source: Mom's everywhere.
 
2018-09-14 02:32:06 PM  
Martin Luther had a kidney stone knocked loose during a carriage ride before it was cool.
 
2018-09-14 02:39:08 PM  
...each winner has 60 seconds to deliver an acceptance speech. The time limit is strictly enforced by an eight-year-girl who says "please stop I'm bored" several times until the speaker finishes.

For some reason, I read that in this voice:

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2018-09-14 02:48:32 PM  
"RTFM" is an acronym for "read the field manual",
 
2018-09-14 03:34:43 PM  

WelldeadLink: "RTFM" is an acronym for "read the field manual",


Where the field did they come up with that explanation?
 
2018-09-14 03:37:53 PM  

common sense is an oxymoron: ...each winner has 60 seconds to deliver an acceptance speech. The time limit is strictly enforced by an eight-year-girl who says "please stop I'm bored" several times until the speaker finishes.


At one corporate meeting a number of years ago, they hired two big guys to be bouncers. If the speaker timer reached a certain point, they'd walk up on stage and stand on either side of the presenter. When time hit zero, they'd pick up the presenter and carry them off stage.
 
2018-09-14 03:46:48 PM  
WTF did I just read?
 
2018-09-14 03:53:08 PM  

JJRRutgers: WTF did I just read?


You never heard of the Ig Nobel Prize?
 
2018-09-14 06:50:50 PM  

baltimoreblonde: I have heard of people with kidney stones riding rollercoasters and the vibration makes the stones pass. That could be what the person's going for here.


Should take 'em for a ride on a harley.
 
2018-09-14 07:02:12 PM  
Biology:A Swedish team won the biology Ig Nobel for demonstrating that wine experts can reliably identify, by smell, the presence of a fly in a glass of wine - possibly sparking a new genre of jokes involving sommeliers.

I have a weird super-power where i can smell ants - they have this really strange chemical smell i can almost taste whenever they are nearby...

/ Not a sommelier
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2018-09-14 07:14:33 PM  

ol' gormsby: baltimoreblonde: I have heard of people with kidney stones riding rollercoasters and the vibration makes the stones pass. That could be what the person's going for here.

Should take 'em for a ride on a harley.


I have two and even the loud one doesn't do a thing for stones.  About a year ago I had to shock wave operations to get rid of one the size of a quarter....

And lately I've been getting little stabby sensations so I'm pretty sure I'm passing more.

/shrug
//Still have gobs of Percocet if it gets bads
 
2018-09-15 05:28:21 AM  

cirby: common sense is an oxymoron: ...each winner has 60 seconds to deliver an acceptance speech. The time limit is strictly enforced by an eight-year-girl who says "please stop I'm bored" several times until the speaker finishes.

At one corporate meeting a number of years ago, they hired two big guys to be bouncers. If the speaker timer reached a certain point, they'd walk up on stage and stand on either side of the presenter. When time hit zero, they'd pick up the presenter and carry them off stage.


At Amazon you had a room of people shooting nerf guns at you.

One day someone popped off a round about 5 seconds early and hit the presenter in the eye. Didn't hurt him, but it was very funny how it played out.
 
2018-09-15 06:03:42 AM  

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This is a perfect example on research that at first blush seems weird, but the goal is laudable.

https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/​2​0180914/p2g/00m/0et/046000c
 
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