Ig nobles '08

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Ig nobles '08

Postby SandraB » Fri Oct 03, 2008 1:13 pm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/7650103.stm

unfortunately I can see the relevance of some of these...

Though when I saw the Economics winner a couple of months ago in New Scientist - I just new it was a contender...
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Postby Tonyblack » Fri Oct 03, 2008 2:09 pm

I agree about the relevance - although fleas on dogs jumping higher than fleas on cats? :?

I love this one and I'm sure it's true.

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Postby SandraB » Fri Oct 03, 2008 2:14 pm

Ah but is that dog flea vs cat flea (different species) or a cat flea on a dog vs on a cat (dog fleas are species specific - cat fleas are not)?

If it's different species - then it's taxonomy - if its the same species of flea - then nutrition appears to be making a difference (or the dogs are simply taller than cats) :wink:
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Postby chris.ph » Fri Oct 03, 2008 5:13 pm

mine is ive got a great dane :lol:
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Postby DivingBudgie » Sat Oct 04, 2008 11:14 pm

I love th IG Nobles.

I don't know about fleas but all the ones on my dogs are dead. I use weapons of mass destruction once a month to make sure of this. :twisted:

I like the fact that one prize was shared and contradictory.

What would IG Nobels on the Disc look like I wonder.

An Assassin Guild award for research into the best poisons?
Magic Awards for research into why Rincewind can not hold a spell in his head. (you would have to first catch and contain him I would imagine)

What others can people think of?
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Postby Tonyblack » Sun Oct 05, 2008 7:20 am

Hmmm... good question. I'll have to think about that one. :?
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Postby DivingBudgie » Sun Oct 05, 2008 9:32 am

Should we start a new topic just for this?

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