Flann O’Brien devised a way to minimize the damage that results when trains collide head-on. This diagram, with an accompanying explanation, is reprinted in the book The Best of Myles (it originally appeared in The Irish Times):
A third scene from the documentary about Ig Nobel Prize winner Dr. Nakamats. This is about the Love Jet, one of his many inventions. It pertains to sex.
Investigator Ura Daniels recommends this DigInfo News report: At Eco-Products 2009, Oriental Co., Ltd. exhibited a revolutionary recycling machine called White Goat, which makes toilet paper from shredded paper. White Goat also has a shredding machine in it…. The dry paper is wound into finished toilet rolls, which emerge from the outlet one at a […]
“The world’s leading supplier of artificial laboratory stomachs just sold their 7500th unit, and they want the world to know about it,” writes investigator Alan Dove. These electromechanical stomachs are more angular than their biological distant brethren. The Stomacher 400, pictured here, possibly in the act of vomiting, is also the subject of a narrated […]
We proudly introduce this coffee mug — the first technology spin-off from the Ig Nobel Prize ceremony. The ceremony always proceeds briskly, thanks to Miss Sweetie Poo, a very cute eight-year-old girl. Whenever Miss Sweetie Poo feels that a speaker has talked long enough, she walks up to that person and says, “Please stop. I’m […]