Concoction again loses the race with reality: The centrifugal birthing device

Yes, you can dream up clever twists of science and technology that are funny. But reality generally manages to get there sooner—and even more twistedly—than even the cleverest of comedians. Here’s yet another example:

Here’s the actual patent. Here’s video of the ceremony that included the complete opera about the invention and the inventors. (If you want to know more about both, come to The Science Gallery in Dublin, Ireland, on Thursday night, March 13, 2014, for a special lecture and demonstration.)