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Funko
05-10-2007, 09:54:55
http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2007/oct/05/1?gusrc=rss&feed=11

Juan Manuel Toro, Josep Trobalon and Núria Sebastián-Gallés, of Barcelona University, collected the linguistics Ig Nobel for showing that rats sometimes cannot tell the difference between a person speaking Japanese backwards and a person speaking Dutch backwards.

C.G.B. Spender
05-10-2007, 09:55:33
stupid rats

mr_B
05-10-2007, 09:56:22
yaaaay stjoepitly stjoepit rats

Funko
05-10-2007, 09:56:46
The rest of the winners in this year's Ig Nobel awards.

The winners

Medicine Brian Witcombe of Gloucester and Dan Meyer of Antioch, Tennessee, for their report in the British Medical Journal, Sword Swallowing and its Side-Effects

Physics L Mahadevan of Harvard and Enrique Cerda Villablanca of Santiago University, Chile, for studying how sheets become wrinkled

Biology Johanna van Bronswijk of Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands, for a census of the mites, insects, spiders, pseudoscorpions, crustaceans, bacteria, algae, ferns and fungi with whom we share our beds

Chemistry Mayu Yamamoto of the International Medical Centre of Japan, for developing a way to extract vanilla essence from cow dung

Linguistics Juant Manuel Toro, Josep Trobalon and Núria Sebastián-Gallés, of Barcelona University, for showing that rats cannot tell the difference between a person speaking Japanese backwards and a person speaking Dutch backwards

Literature Glenda Browne of Australia, for her study of the word "the" and the problems it causes when indexing

Peace The Air Force Wright Laboratory, Dayton, Ohio, for instigating research on a chemical weapon to make enemy soldiers sexually irresistible to each other

Nutrition Brian Wansink of Cornell University, for exploring the seemingly boundless appetites of human beings by feeding them with a self-refilling, bottomless bowl of soup

Economics Kuo Cheng Hsieh, of Taiwan, for patenting a device that catches bank robbers by dropping a net over them

Aviation Patricia V Agostino, Santiago A Plano and Diego A Golombek of Argentina, for the discovery that Viagra aids jetlag recovery in hamsters

Funko
05-10-2007, 09:59:47
I like the weapon to make enemy soldiers sexually irresistable to each other. Very "we are all gay twats"

C.G.B. Spender
05-10-2007, 10:00:11
Deep stuff

C.G.B. Spender
05-10-2007, 10:01:09
Originally posted by Funko
Biology Johanna van Bronswijk of Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands, for a census of the mites, insects, spiders, pseudoscorpions, crustaceans, bacteria, algae, ferns and fungi with whom we share our beds
I just wanted to quote this

Funko
05-10-2007, 10:02:39
Such a slut, and so bitter about men too. :(

MoSe
05-10-2007, 10:04:29
that's it: i'll never eat vanilla icecream again

and we should have patented the U R ALL GAY TWATS bomb!

edit: delayed x-post with Funko...

C.G.B. Spender
05-10-2007, 10:05:37
Originally posted by Funko
Such a slut, and so bitter about men too. :( Mr_B's ex girlfriend?

MoSe
05-10-2007, 10:06:25
Originally posted by Funko
Such a slut, and so bitter about men too. :(

I'm a Scorpio and if she wants in my bed she can find out I'm no pseudo!

Funko
05-10-2007, 10:06:31
Possibly, it doesn't say if she's married or not.

C.G.B. Spender
05-10-2007, 10:06:41
That's it. I'll never speak dutch backwards again

Funko
05-10-2007, 10:07:04
Knowing the Dutch, Johanna could be a man.

C.G.B. Spender
05-10-2007, 10:07:13
This is becoming very weird

Greg W
05-10-2007, 10:07:37
Originally posted by Funko
Aviation Patricia V Agostino, Santiago A Plano and Diego A Golombek of Argentina, for the discovery that Viagra aids jetlag recovery in hamsters :lol: For some reason I find that hilarious. :lol:

Funko
05-10-2007, 10:08:19
po si njiw ed

MoSe
05-10-2007, 10:11:02
YAAAAAAAY

Drekkus
05-10-2007, 10:44:35
Viagra aids???!! :eek:

mr_B
05-10-2007, 11:09:33
Originally posted by Funko
po si njiw ed

pmolk njim tkeerb uon

C.G.B. Spender
05-10-2007, 11:22:47
Funny japanese nerds

Venom
05-10-2007, 12:12:45
Do they have any figures about how much money they wasted on these endevors? I'm looking for a career change.

Shining1
08-10-2007, 01:26:18
Come now. Who hasn't had to delay or even a cancel a meeting they flew halfway round the world for because their hampster was asleep?

THIS IS SERIOUS!!

Chris
09-10-2007, 09:37:50
Science marches on.