Science at a Higher Level

Pressures Produced When Penguins Pooh — Calculations on Avian Defaecation
-Victor Benno Meyer-Rochow of International University Bremen, Germany and the University of Oulu, Finland; and Jozsef Gal of Loránd Eötvös University, Hungary

Ig Nobel receipients for FLUID DYNAMICS. I believe we (or someone we know) covered the award for…

MEDICINE: Gregg A. Miller of Oak Grove, Missouri, for inventing Neuticles — artificial replacement testicles for dogs

…but I hadn’t seen the entire list of laureates until now. If you have been similarly deprived: voilá.

5 Responses to “Science at a Higher Level”

  1. John says:

    They get real Nobel Laureates to hand out the prizes, too. I see William Lipscomb handed out the chemistry prize – he’s a member of my fraternity and he signed my pledge badge when I met him after a talk he gave at my school.

  2. I THOUGHT that’s what they meant! What an absolute hoot. You might want to send in that jar-under-your-bed research project you did, John.

  3. John says:

    I’ve got a few er… experiments… yeah, that’s right… that shall remian un-documented from my high school days. I maintain that pretty much every male experimental chemist was a closet pyromaniac in high school. Eyebrows, arm hair, who needs ’em?
    Did you ever read Pat McManus? In “The Skunk Ladder” he reveals that Crazy Eddie became a Ph.D. in Chemistry, too.

  4. Nightfly says:

    Goodness, I love Patrick McManus. I crack up just thinking about “The Chickenout Narrows.” But it’s been a dog’s age since I read his work.
    As for Nobel prizes, apparently their standards are lower than the Grammys. Has anyone nominated Mr. Summers in the biology department?

  5. The_Real_JeffS says:

    Given the research topic, the title of this post ought to be “Science at a Higher Pressure“.

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