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So, let me get this straight. Some grad students were sitting around doing whippets and decided that giving alligators helium would be “hilarious”. And for that they received a Nobel prize?

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    So, let me get this straight. Some grad students were sitting around doing whippets and decided that giving alligators helium would be “hilarious”. And for that they received a Nobel prize?
    Ig nobel is not regular nobel. Ig nobel is given at Harvard. It's the comedy nobel.


    Given for science that first makes you laugh then makes you think.

    A good example is the 2011 math
    MATHEMATICS PRIZE: Dorothy Martin of the USA (who predicted the world would end in 1954), Pat Robertson of the USA (who predicted the world would end in 1982), Elizabeth Clare Prophet of the USA (who predicted the world would end in 1990), Lee Jang Rim of KOREA (who predicted the world would end in 1992), Credonia Mwerinde of UGANDA (who predicted the world would end in 1999), and Harold Camping of the USA (who predicted the world would end on September 6, 1994 and later predicted that the world will end on October 21, 2011), for teaching the world to be careful when making mathematical assumptions and calculations.
     

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    Ig nobel is not regular nobel. Ig nobel is given at Harvard. It's the comedy nobel.


    Given for science that first makes you laugh then makes you think.

    A good example is the 2011 math
    MATHEMATICS PRIZE: Dorothy Martin of the USA (who predicted the world would end in 1954), Pat Robertson of the USA (who predicted the world would end in 1982), Elizabeth Clare Prophet of the USA (who predicted the world would end in 1990), Lee Jang Rim of KOREA (who predicted the world would end in 1992), Credonia Mwerinde of UGANDA (who predicted the world would end in 1999), and Harold Camping of the USA (who predicted the world would end on September 6, 1994 and later predicted that the world will end on October 21, 2011), for teaching the world to be careful when making mathematical assumptions and calculations.
    Ah, I did not know that. It makes more sense from that perspective. 👍🏻
     

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    Ah, I did not know that. It makes more sense from that perspective. 👍🏻
    I'd have to say the 2020 prizes done yesterday have a couple really good ones.

    MANAGEMENT PRIZE [CHINA]
    (奚广安) Xi Guang-An, (莫天祥) Mo Tian-Xiang, (杨康生) Yang Kang-Sheng, (杨广生) Yang Guang-Sheng, and (凌显四) Ling Xian Si, five professional hitmen in Guangxi, China, who managed a contract for a hit job (a murder performed for money) in the following way: After accepting payment to perform the murder, Xi Guang-An then instead subcontracted the task to Mo Tian-Xiang, who then instead subcontracted the task to Yang Kang-Sheng, who then instead subcontracted the task to Yang Guang-Sheng, who then instead subcontracted the task to Ling Xian-Si, with each subsequently enlisted hitman receiving a smaller percentage of the fee, and nobody actually performing a murder.
    REFERENCE: Numerous news reports.

    And the best one.
    MATERIALS SCIENCE PRIZE [USA, UK]
    Metin Eren, Michelle Bebber, James Norris, Alyssa Perrone, Ashley Rutkoski, Michael Wilson, and Mary Ann Raghanti, for showing that knives manufactured from frozen human feces do not work well.
    REFERENCE: “Experimental Replication Shows Knives Manufactured from Frozen Human Feces Do Not Work,” Metin I. Eren, Michelle R. Bebber, James D. Norris, Alyssa Perrone, Ashley Rutkoski, Michael Wilson, and Mary Ann Raghanti, Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, vol. 27, no. 102002, October 2019.
    WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE CEREMONY: Metin Eren, Michelle Bebber, James Norris, Alyssa Perrone, Ashley Rutkoski, Michael Wilson, and Mary Ann Raghanti
     
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    The problem with those guns was the blow by Between the cylinder and the forcing cone. I don't think it's an issue anymore but at one time I think adjacent rounds to the one going down the bore would occasionally ignite
     
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