IgNobels 2013! Is your cow going to lie down?

Sep 24 2013 Published by under Friday Weird Science, IgNobel Prizes!

Well, I don't know, but I can tell you if it's going to stand. A small difference, but actually a rather big one. Today's IgNobel prize covers the question of whether or not the amount of time a cow's been standing predicts when it will lie down. In fact, that's the wrong question. A better question is whether or not the cow will stand predicts when it will get UP. Head over to SciAm to check it out.

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IgNobels 2013! The Dung Beetle and the Milky Way

Sep 23 2013 Published by under Friday Weird Science, IgNobel Prizes!

It sounds a bit like the title of a children's book, but no. It's science, and it's science that features dung beetles in little cardboard hats!!!! For science!!! You know you want to see that photo. Head over and check it out.

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IgNobels 2013! Who ate the dead shrew for science?

*sings*
There was a young student who swallowed a shrew.
Didn’t even chew, just swallowed a shrew.
It’s what scientists do.

Sci is still over at SciAm covering this year's IgNobel prizes! Today it's the Archeology prize, for the pair that swallowed a shrew, and then analyzed what came out the other end. For science. Head over and check it out!

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Ignobels 2013! Reattachment of the penis, unless it was first eaten by a duck

Sep 13 2013 Published by under Friday Weird Science, IgNobel Prizes!

I'm over at SciAm Blogs today, and for the next few days, blogging the fabulously weird IgNobel prizes!! The ceremony was last night, and now I'm doing in depth analyses of all of the winners, and we're starting with...weirdest first. The IgNobel winner in public health, the reattachment of the penis, unless of course, it was partially eaten by a duck first. Like you do. For more about the reattachment, and why there's a duck in the first place, head over and check it out!

 

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