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Saturday, October 3, 2009

And the winners are...

The 19th annual Ignoble Awards ceremony was held today. Some of the winners are:

Peace Prize: A Swiss contingent who, through experiments, determined whether it is better to be smashed over the head with a full bottle of beer or with an empty bottle.

Medicine Prize: A California man investigating a possible cause of arthritis of the fingers, by cracking the knuckles of one hand, but never the other hand, every day for more than 60 years.

Public Health Prize: A Chicagoan who invented a bra that can be converted to two face masks n case of emergency.

Economic Prize: Executives of several Icelandic banks "for demonstrating that tiny banks can be rapidly transformed into huge banks, and vice versa — and for demonstrating that similar things can be done to an entire national economy."


Crockhead said...

Well, the public health news is certainly encouraging. We might see a statistical uptick in the number of emergencies declared by men.

Catch Her in the Wry said...

It provides yet another excuse for men who attempt to undo women's bras. "Sorry, lady, but the smoke in the air is killing me."