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Mr. X
2003-Oct-18, 12:01 AM
I've got a genius idea for an Ig Nobel prize! Want to read my subject... it's pure genius!

THE EFFECT OF MUSIC ON THE TETRIS PLAYING ABILITIES OF OSTRICHES.

So? What do you think? Is this brilliant or not?

Post all your whacked out crazy ideas in here!

**Warning: It works better after a severe blow to the head if you can spare the blood! :D

Madcat
2003-Oct-18, 12:39 AM
Interspecies Sexual Attraction in American and Asian Rock Crabs.

No seriously, give me five years. I swear. :)

Zee'd
2003-Oct-18, 03:55 AM
"Effect of Stupidity on Politics and World Order"

not only am i going to get an Ig award, im going to find most of the first world countries trying to arrest/assasinate me :)

Mr. X
2003-Oct-18, 04:34 AM
Good subjects!

Who the hell voted for option 5!? :D

Quasar
2003-Oct-18, 04:44 AM
Wasn't me! 8-[

But, if you didn't want anybody to answer with that, why post that option? :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Mr. X
2003-Oct-18, 04:46 AM
*mumbles* I dunno :D

The Supreme Canuck
2003-Oct-18, 04:54 AM
And it's winning, too! :o

Wow, that's... scary.

Musashi
2003-Oct-18, 05:06 AM
I voted for Tyson only because there wasn't a Musashi dressed as a woman in a blue wig with grapefruit anatomy posing as a martial arts expert. ;)

The Supreme Canuck
2003-Oct-18, 05:07 AM
I did not want to picture that!

Humphrey
2003-Oct-18, 06:17 AM
I am going to study the correct temperature to chill Diet coke so it will always be refreshingly cool without causing any of the tastes or carbonation to be lost.


Plus I will also study on the side the effect of the Sun's rays on a nerd. :-)

Musashi
2003-Oct-18, 06:19 AM
If I were you I would work on making the Diet coke lose all of its flavor since it tastes horrible!

mike alexander
2003-Oct-18, 07:02 AM
File Compression Algorithms and Ivy League Songs VI: Boola^14*EliYale.

Gmann
2003-Oct-18, 12:42 PM
Can Brain death be survived? Postal Service supervisors studied in depth. 8-[
That will have to do since "Juxtabranchial organ secretions in the higher mollusks" also comes to mind, but I stole that one from a Doonesbury comic strip I read several years ago. [-X

Mr. X
2003-Oct-18, 03:52 PM
So my psychiatrist IS nuts! You people really are out to kill me!

So the truth comes out at last... :D

I just wonder if Phil has voted for option 5... 8-[

Mr. X
2003-Oct-18, 03:59 PM
BTW great subjects!

Sever
2003-Oct-18, 10:27 PM
The result of "douseing a Furby in gasoline and then firing it out of a potato cannon into a old car full of plastic exploisves, then dodgeing the resulting fire-ball and shrapnel" effect on mutant cyborg chcikens.

NASA Fan
2003-Oct-18, 11:52 PM
If I did not "know" you folks, you would scare me.

Sever
2003-Oct-19, 12:50 AM
Don't feel bad NASA Fan, I scare everyone. :)

Blondin
2003-Oct-19, 12:57 AM
I live in a town that is home to a recent Ignobel Prize winner: one Troy Hurtubise (Mr. Project Grizzly). The sad thing is that he still brags about his Iggy like it was a real honor, he really doesn't get it.

"But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright Brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown."
-- Carl Sagan

...and whenever I see Troy I point and laugh, too. :lol:

edited to add: http://www.onf.ca/grizzly/index.html

NASA Fan
2003-Oct-19, 12:59 AM
Don't feel bad NASA Fan, I scare everyone. :)

No no no, my point is that because I know you, you do not scare me.

Ikyoto
2003-Oct-19, 02:30 PM
I think a study on the effects of studies would be good...

Humphrey
2003-Oct-19, 07:20 PM
I think a study on the effects of studies would be good...

How about a poll on what people think about polls?

Ikyoto
2003-Oct-19, 08:59 PM
Do test tube babies have a love/hate relationship with their tea services?

Not how many, but how FAR can those woodchucks really chuck that wood??

If there are an infinate number of monkies on those typewriters, where is all the paper going to go if the universe is finite in scope?

Mr. X
2003-Oct-20, 03:03 PM
So seven people on this board are trying to kill me... interesting... and it makes me even MORE paranoid!

kilopi
2003-Oct-20, 03:08 PM
So seven people on this board are trying to kill me... interesting... and it makes me even MORE paranoid!
Interesting. But wouldn't those seven be the ones that are not trying? Speaking hypothetically, of course.

Mr. X
2003-Oct-20, 03:11 PM
You mean they'd be encouraging or asking for someone to kill me?

That's much much worse!

*whispers* I... think... it's... Phil... */whispers*

kilopi
2003-Oct-20, 03:36 PM
Call me a strict constructionalist, but it would seem that those seven would be directing their comment to whomever (!) set up the poll. I'm assuming that'd be yourself, and it's probably just the normal reaction to all polls in general, so I wouldn't worry about it.

Mr. X
2003-Oct-20, 11:10 PM
...constructionalist, but it would seem that those seven would be directing their comment to...
Eight now.

Pinemarten
2003-Oct-21, 04:02 AM
The effect of Canada existing as a major nation for 236 years without a 'normal' government? :wink:

mike alexander
2003-Oct-21, 04:18 AM
Constipated Mathematician Solves Difficult Problem With Pencil and Paper