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Ig Nobel 2000 winners

By Triseult in MLP
Tue Oct 10, 2000 at 10:17:13 AM EST
Tags: Science (all tags)
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In the wake of the Nobel prizes, here are the 2000 winners of the Ig Nobel, celebrating the weirder side of science and politics. And since this is MLP, it comes with a hefty side-order of mindless links.


And the winners are:

Psychology
David Dunning and : Unskilled and Unaware of It: How Difficulties in Recognizing One's Own Incompetence Lead to Inflated Self-Assessments

Litterature
Jasmuheen, formerly known as Ellen Greve, first lady of Breatharianism, for her book Living on Light, which argues that, although some people do eat food, they don't really need to.

Biology
Richard Wassersug, for his study, "On the Comparative Palatability of Some Dry-Season tadpoles from Costa Rica".

Physics
Andre Geim and Michael Berry, for using magnets to levitate a frog and a sumo wrestler (ref.: Of Flying Frogs and Levitrons")

Chemistry
D. Marazziti, A. Rossi, and G.B. Cassano for their discovery that, biochemically, romantic love is indistinguishable from severe obsessive-compulsive disorder

Economics
The Reverend Sun Myung Moon, for bringing efficiency to the mass marriage industry with, according to his reports, a 36-couple wedding in 1960, a 430-couple wedding in 1968, an 1800-couple wedding in 1975, a 6000-couple wedding in 1982, a 30,000-couple wedding in 1992, a 360,000-couple wedding in 1995, and a 36,000,000-couple wedding in 1997.

Medicine
W.W. Schultz, P. van Andel, and E. Mooyaart, for their illuminating report, "Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Male and Female Genitals During Coitus and Female Sexual Arousal

Computer Science
Chris Niswander, for inventing PawSense, a software that detects if your cat is walking on the keyboard

Peace The British Royal Navy, for ordering its sailors to stop using real ammunition and instead just shoult "Bang!"

Public Health
Jonathan Wyatt, for his alarming report, The Collapse of Toilets in Glasgow

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Most interesting award
o Nobel Prize 14%
o Ig Nobel Prize 25%
o Academy Awards 1%
o Darwin Awards 58%

Votes: 56
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Related Links
o Ig Nobel
o David Dunning
o : Unskilled and Unaware of It: How Difficulties in Recognizing One's Own Incompetence Lead to Inflated Self-Assessments
o Jasmuheen
o Breatharia nism
o Living on Light
o don't really need to
o Richard Wassersug
o tadpoles
o Andre Geim
o Michael Berry
o Of Flying Frogs and Levitrons
o indistingu ishable from severe obsessive-compulsive disorder
o Reverend Sun Myung Moon
o mass marriage industry
o Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Male and Female Genitals During Coitus and Female Sexual Arousal
o PawSense
o British Royal Navy
o shoult "Bang!"
o The Collapse of Toilets in Glasgow
o Also by Triseult


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Ig Nobel 2000 winners | 11 comments (5 topical, 6 editorial, 0 hidden)
redundant (1.28 / 7) (#1)
by fjackie on Tue Oct 10, 2000 at 08:29:00 AM EST

this has already been done on slashdot....

Re: redundant (3.85 / 7) (#2)
by mihalis on Tue Oct 10, 2000 at 08:34:33 AM EST

this has already been done on slashdot..

Yeah but not all of us go there much.
-- Chris Morgan <see em at mihalis dot net>
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Re: redundant (4.28 / 7) (#3)
by El Volio on Tue Oct 10, 2000 at 08:38:08 AM EST

Redundant means that something is repeating itself. Since this is not /., that can't be.

There is not an offshoot of /. It's not "stories that /. didn't run". It's not "stories that haven't been contaminated by /." It's a different site.



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Redundant? (3.80 / 5) (#11)
by Merekat on Tue Oct 10, 2000 at 11:15:34 AM EST

Er...in which case, nobody can ever post any MLP or news 'coz its been done on another website?
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Now if only they could all work together (3.85 / 7) (#7)
by Defect on Tue Oct 10, 2000 at 09:29:19 AM EST

We'd have programs that sense anorexic frogs having sex on top of floating keyboards or armies of sumo wrestlers in love shouting "SHIT" instead of using toilets to save money on fixing or replacing old bathroom stalls.
defect - jso - joseth || a link
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