The Cranky Ol' Bat

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2005-03-11

To Be in England, With My Love....

at the IgNobel Tour! (Apologies to Art of Noise)

Yes, it is time for the IgNobel tour of the UK. If you have never heard of the IgNobel awards, it is something like the Nobel Prizes. Only when they award a prize for Medicine, it's not for some cure for cancer, but for something like "The Effect of Country Music on Suicide".

Biology is always a crowd pleaser. If you thought they couldn't possibly top last year's detailed description of homosexual necrophilia in the mallard duck, they've honored a research team that has proven herrings communicate through farting. I am not making this up.

My personal favorite was the Peace prize awarded to fellow crazy Lithuanian Viliumas Malinauskas in 2001 for his amusement park/gulag hybrid called Stalin World.

Maybe next year me & the Tsar will have to check this out....

2 Comments:

  • At 10:25 PM, Blogger Deacon Blues said…

    If you go to London, there are a few GREAT pubs on Northington Street. My last name is N orthington so I might be a bit biased but google on London Pub-Crawl and see what comes up.

     
  • At 11:51 AM, Blogger Kory O said…

    Thanks, Deacon Blues! Will look into that when we go....sometime. Not sure when, but definitely before I die.

    Must compare and contrast with Dublin, you know. All in the name of "science". ;P

     

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