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Melbourne Cup tommorow *cheers*. In the tradition of bad punters evreywhere, I will now post my uninformed trifecta on lj.
It's everyones' favourite time of the year- the IgNobel Prizes have recently been announced.
My favourite is the peace prize, which went to "Howard Stapleton of Merthyr Tydfil, Wales, for inventing an electromechanical teenager repellant -- a device that makes annoying noise designed to be audible to teenagers but not to adults; and for later using that same technology to make telephone ringtones that are audible to teenagers but not to their teachers."
And I really didn't need to know about the medicine winners, "Francis M. Fesmire of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, for his medical case report "Termination of Intractable Hiccups with Digital Rectal Massage"; and Majed Odeh, Harry Bassan, and Arie Oliven of Bnai Zion Medical Center, Haifa, Israel, for their subsequent medical case report also titled "Termination of Intractable Hiccups with Digital Rectal Massage."
For all the Undergraduate students, they've finally caught on that we are "deliberately increasing the complexity of their vocabulary so as to give the impression of intelligence." Daniel Oppenheimer of Princeton University won the Literature Prize for his report "Consequences of Erudite Vernacular Utilized Irrespective of Necessity: Problems with Using Long Words Needlessly."