The Science Gallery in Dublin has built a full-scale model of the Ig Nobel Prize-winning Blonsky birthing device, and placed it next to the window where passersby can admire and wonder at it: This is part of the Science Gallery’s gala “Fail Better” exhibition, which runs from February 2 through April 27, 2014. The gallery […]
A circumcision device “similar to a pizza cutter”
New technology to watch out for: “CIRCUMCISION DEVICE AND PROCEDURE,” US patent application 2012/0303040, R. Michael Johnson, York, PA, (US); Pietro Ranieri, Haddonfeld, NJ (US); Kristin Chrouser, Baltimore, MD (US); Sheila Green, November 29, 2012. The document includes this passage: “Several alternative cutting means can be used to make the circumcision cut around the circumference […]
Nut Control Device
Society needs a nut control device. And thanks to Haruo Mochida and Tetsuo Kobayashi, society has one. Here’s the patent: “Nut Control Device,”Haruo Mochida and Tetsuo Kobayashi, US patent #4345863, issued August 24, 1982.
Maperton Trust Headlice Repelling Unit
The Maperton Trust reports on its efforts to repel head lice using the novel device pictured here: The Head Lice Repelling Unit (HELRU) is a small device using the latest technology to repel head lice from infesting children and adults. It is in the form of a badge of the Unicorn and is pinned to […]