The 19th annual IG Nobel Prizes have been awarded and here are some of the silly winners:
BIOLOGY PRIZE: Fumiaki Taguchi, Song Guofu, and Zhang Guanglei of
Kitasato University Graduate School of Medical Sciences in Sagamihara,
Japan, for demonstrating that kitchen refuse can be reduced more than
90% in mass by using bacteria extracted from the feces of giant pandas.
PEACE PRIZE: Stephan Bolliger, Steffen Ross, Lars Oesterhelweg, Michael
Thali and Beat Kneubuehl of the University of Bern, Switzerland, for
determining â€” by experiment â€” whether it is better to be
smashed over the head with a full bottle of beer or with an empty bottle.
ECONOMICS PRIZE: The directors, executives, and auditors of four Icelandic
banks â€” Kaupthing Bank, Landsbanki, Glitnir Bank, and Central
Bank of Iceland â€” for demonstrating that tiny banks can be rapidly
transformed into huge banks, and vice versa â€” and for demonstrating
that similar things can be done to an entire national economy.
This is a really cool design by a company with Ninja in its name!
There are just some things that should not be made into a bobble-head and this is definately near the top of my list!
This tattoo is kinda funny but pretty gross!
This guy loved his concerts and attended more than 25 every year!
It seems an English Lord was having a bit of fun on his roof top helipad.Â He painted a huge pecker there to amuse his friends and family when he flew them to the countryside estate.Â Now Google earth has made it public and the UK Government has threatened to sue him if it is not removed.
A Mesa dad turned on the family clothes dryer with his son still inside — and he did it on purpose, cops say.Â The 1-year-old boy had been sitting inside the dryer with the door open, which the young family thought was “cute,” according to a Mesa police news release. When the boy’s mother left the laundry area to grab a camera, the boy’s father — 19-year-old Jose Rocha (pictured) — closed the dryer door and turned the appliance on, police say.
The kid began screaming and was soon rescued, suffering a few bumps and bruises. Family members were so outraged that they called the cops. Rocha was booked into jail on suspicion of child abuse.Â Good job that his own family turned him in, no doubt the guy is a psycho!
Kind of weird stuff but I guess it gets the brand out there.