Thought for the month
“Those who cannot understand how to put their thoughts on ice should not enter into the heat of debate.” Friedrich Nietzsche, Philosopher (1844-1900).
Wednesday, 5 October 2016
You cannot be serious
The 26th Ig Nobel Prizes were awarded last month and remind us that humour, satire and science do (occasionally) rub shoulders. A well deserved $10tn Zimbabwean note went to those honoured. Worthy of special mention in this year’s crop of winners include: a study on the effects of wearing polyester, cotton, or wool trousers on the sex life of rats, and for conducting similar tests with human males; and work assessing the perceived personalities of rocks, from a sales and marketing perspective.