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Weird Science Awards

October 2nd, 2009 · 3 Comments

The annual IG Nobel Prize awards are almost here again and I thought I would list some of the funnier science related ones:

MEDICINE PRIZE: Donald L. Unger, of Thousand Oaks, California, USA, for investigating a possible cause of arthritis of the fingers, by diligently cracking the knuckles of his left hand — but never cracking the knuckles of his right hand — every day for more than sixty (60) years.

PUBLIC HEALTH PRIZE: Elena N. Bodnar, Raphael C. Lee, and Sandra Marijan of Chicago, Illinois, USA, for inventing a brassiere that, in an emergency, can be quickly converted into a pair of gas masks, one for the brassiere wearer and one to be given to some needy bystander.

VETERINARY MEDICINE PRIZE: Catherine Douglas and Peter Rowlinson of Newcastle University, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, UK, for showing that cows who have names give more milk than cows that are nameless.

Tags: Might Be True · Odd Accomplisments · Odd Ideas · Odd Medical News · Of the Weird · Offbeat Stuff · Strange News

3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 dmdmdm // Oct 12, 2009 at 6:49 pm

    Why aren’t there bullet-proof pants?

  • 2 Tiny // Feb 26, 2010 at 12:52 am

    i dont get it?!……:}

  • 3 RayUSMC // Sep 13, 2010 at 8:52 am

    hmmm… i am sure that aids-proof condoms should be on this list