2007 Ig Nobel Prizes

Submitted by: Osprey39 9 years ago Science
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7026150.stm

This years winners, featuring such gems as a gay bomb and jet-lagged hamsters.
There are 25 comments:
Male 307
Rats cant tell the difference between japanese backwards and dutch backwards?!?! I though i was the only one!!!! yay i feel so much better now:-D
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Female 2,695
that`s um, pretty special..
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Male 1,386
"Linguistics - A University of Barcelona team for showing that rats are unable to tell the difference between a person speaking Japanese backwards and somebody speaking Dutch backwards."

LOL that was so unexpected and hilarious!

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Male 449
Gay bomb... hm... interesting concept. How is it made though? id really like that answered. Do they fill it full of pheremones? that seems likely.
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Male 31
"Linguistics - A University of Barcelona team for showing that rats are unable to tell the difference between a person speaking Japanese backwards and somebody speaking Dutch backwards."

Amazing, all day I`ve been wondering that, and now I know, they can`t. Great, now I owe my mum £5 *heavy dollops of sarcasm, that funnily enough were extracted from cow dung*

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Female 36
takes too long to load >.<
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Male 317
Load damn you, LOAD!! *bangs head against keyboard* ...stupid BBC News.
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Female 432
I really like the Economics one. xD
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Male 1,407
Interesting side note: In ancient Greece, the Sacred Band of Thebes was an army consisting exclusively of 150 gay couples. The rationale was that gay lovers would fight more fiercely by each other`s side.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sacred_Band_of_Thebes

So maybe a gay bomb would be counter-productive.

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Female 76
well, guess it`s down already; i spoke too soon. and i meant to say; first i`ve seen on iab with 4.0
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Male 5,094
Ah, the Igs, dever disappointing.

Jaiantopanda: not by a long shot, but the fist one in quite a while.

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Female 76
this is the first thing on iab with 4.0
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Female 4,376
hoobaga-Tuesday, October 09, 2007 2:21:29 AM
like wtf gay bomb what would happen if you use that on lesbos?

you`d get a pretty hot show thats what would happen

(unless they were butch lesbians then i`d back away slowly...)

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Male 4,246
"Literature - Glenda Browne of Blue Mountains, Australia, for her study of the word "the", and how it can flummox those trying to put things into alphabetical order.
Economics - Kuo Cheng Hsieh of Taiwan for patenting a device that can catch bank robbers by dropping a net over them."

At least THESE are slightly useful, unlike this one:
"Linguistics - A University of Barcelona team for showing that rats are unable to tell the difference between a person speaking Japanese backwards and somebody speaking Dutch backwards."

I mean, what the bloody hell??

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Female 525
lolz the gay bomb
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Male 123
they should make ice cream out of the vanilla they extract :O
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Male 1,497
I want the anti gay bomb... so that a ugly homosexual person that follows me gets the drat off
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Male 1,275
Its a sick yet good idea in the sense they get into a shoot out with some radicals, yet they are in a village filled with innocent people. How can you disarm and arrest, then kill them and keep innocents safe.............unfortunatly they seem to think the anserew is too cause an orgy.
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Male 4,012
Gay bomb wasn`t designed *by* terrorists, it was designed to use against them.

If it works i want a mini one. So that I can throw it to the hot straight guys I meet.

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Female 150
i DO NOT want my vanilla from cow poo

side note: w00t for my 100th post!

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Male 761
and about the gay bomb thing....the only thing that can be worse then getting into a war, is getting in to a war with bunch of fags and lesbos...im afraid to think about what would they do to their prisoners...
US Air Force got to much money to spend...maybe they need to work on anti-gay bomb, considering that the numbers of gay people keeps growing(not that i have something against gay people, it was just a though)
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Male 761
sword swallowing can harm your throat?!?!?!? no f*cking way...omg all this time i though it was a safe thing to do...my life was just a lie until now...thank you Dan Meyer for revealing the truth...you inspired me to write a book about how shouting yourself in the head can harm you.....
okay but seriously how stupid do you have to be to write book about it? no wonder he won that award...
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Male 123
like wtf gay bomb what would happen if you use that on lesbos?
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Male 306
lmao...gay bomb won...OMFG terriorst gonna use it to inflict more gayness across the world!!!
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Male 1,407
Link: 2007 Ig Nobel Prizes [Rate Link] - This years winners, featuring such gems as a gay bomb and jet-lagged hamsters.
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