Friday, July 06, 2007

Much better than Stockholm... IgNobels

Here you have it:
a price for the most improbable research!

And check out some of the fantastic projects that won through the years:
PEACE: Howard Stapleton of Merthyr Tydfil, Wales, for inventing an electromechanical teenager repellant -- a device that makes annoying high-pitched noise designed to be audible to teenagers but not to adults; and for later using that same technology to make telephone ringtones that are audible to teenagers but probably not to their teachers.

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