Thought for the month

“Do not be so open minded that your brains fall out.” Walter Kotschnig, Austrian born US administrator (1901-85).

Thursday, 3 October 2013

And the winner is ...

Last month saw the announcement of the 2013 Ig Noble Prize winners. The awards are based on genuine, published, research. My favourites being the Psychology Prize (for confirming by experiment that people who think that they are drunk also think they are attractive) and the Probability Prize (for discovering that the longer a cow has been lying down the sooner it will stand up and that once a cow stands up, you cannot easily predict how soon that cow will lie down again). The latter being a triumph for the Scottish Agricultural College Research group.

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