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Ig Nobel Prize awarded for patent of the wheel

By hillct in MLP
Fri Oct 05, 2001 at 02:49:38 PM EST
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Back in July an Australian attorney Patented a 'device for facilitating transport of goods and persons'. Now Harvard University has granted him an Ig Nobel Prize for his brilliant innovation - the Wheel.


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Ig Nobel Prize awarded for patent of the wheel | 8 comments (5 topical, 3 editorial, 0 hidden)
Literature and Peace (none / 0) (#1)
by wiredog on Fri Oct 05, 2001 at 09:19:24 AM EST

Lit: to The Apostrophe Protection Society, for efforts to defend the differences between plural and possessive.

Peace: to the guy in Lithuania, who opened the "Stalin World" amusement park.

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My friend's. (4.00 / 1) (#5)
by ambrosen on Fri Oct 05, 2001 at 01:56:40 PM EST

I think the Apostrophe Protection Societys one of the noblest cause's in this countrys history. I dont understand why its been awarded this pry's.

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The Ig Nobel awards are hilarious (none / 0) (#6)
by strlen on Fri Oct 05, 2001 at 04:05:56 PM EST

Just took a look.. I especially liked the idea how death causes lower taxation... <troll mode> Sounds like something Libertarians may be interested</troll mode>

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Way to go Jack!!! (none / 0) (#7)
by Biff Cool on Fri Oct 05, 2001 at 04:08:06 PM EST

Dr. Jack and Rexella Van Impe of Jack Van Impe Ministries, Rochester Hills, Michigan, for their discovery that black holes fulfill all the technical requirements to be the location of Hell.

I'm glad to see Jack and Rexella finally getting the attention they deserve.  I live in Michigan, I didn't realize they were nation-wide

One time he tried to prove that the Romans were Satan or something because if you add up the first six roman numerals they add up to 666


My ass. It's code, with pictures of fish attached. Get over it. --trhurler


Innovation patent != patent (none / 0) (#8)
by Pseudonym on Sun Oct 07, 2001 at 04:05:30 AM EST

This has been mentioned before, but an innovation patent is not a patent. It's an official disclosure of prior art (patent examiners look at them when deciding whether or not to award patents), and they're bloody easy to get.

The fact that everyone thinks that John Keogh got a patent on the wheel really proves the point that he was trying to make: Australian "innovation patents" are a) misleadingly named and b) worthless.



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Ig Nobel Prize awarded for patent of the wheel | 8 comments (5 topical, 3 editorial, 0 hidden)
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