Work With Passion.
Behind every new technology, is a researcher with a great passion. Great enough to do the weird things. Sent by Du1ce^. (6/22/2006)
Some works are more noble than others, as evidenced by these winners of the Ig Noble Prize, awarded this past year (2005) by the editors of the Annals of Improbable Research Magazine:
Winner of the Ig Nobel Prize for Physics:
To Scientists at The University of Queensland in Australia. Since 1927, researchers there have been tracking a glob of congealed black tar as it drips through a funnel at a rate of about one drop enery nine years.
Winners of the Ig Nobel Price of Biology: Benjamin Smith, Craig Williams, Michael Tyler and Yoji Hayasaka
for smelling and cataloging the peculiar odors produced by 131 different species of frogs when they were feeling stressed.
REFERENCE: "A Survey of Frog Odorous Secretions, Their Possible Functions and Phylogenetic Significance," Benjamin P.C. Smith, Craig R. Williams, Michael J. Tyler, and Brian D. Williams, Applied Herpetology, vol. 2, no. 1-2, February 1, 2004, pp. 47-82.
Winner of the Ig Nobel Prize for Economics to Gauri Nanda
For Inventing an alarm clock that runs away and hides, thus ensuring that people do get out of bed.
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