Up in the air, junior bird man: from Ireland to Africa, lawnmower-ly

With a spirit somewhat akin to that of Ig Nobel Prize winner Troy (built a suit of armor to protect against grizzly bears) Hurtubise, comes “One man’s dream project to fly from Ireland to Africa by lawnmower gets under way this week“. The story is reported, with that headline, in The Journal: A FEW MONTHS […]

Ig Nobel acceptance speech: Driving license

A highlight from the 2009 Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony [AIR 15:6]: Acceptance speech for the 2009 prize for literature [for presenting more than fifty traffic tickets to the most frequent driving offender in the country—Prawo Jazdy—whose name in Polish means “Driving License”] The winner, Ireland’s police service (An Garda Siochana), could not or would not attend the ceremony. […]