“To know yet to think that one does not know is best; Not to know yet to think that one knows will lead to difficulty.” Lao Tzu, philosopher (6th century BCE).
Thursday, 3 October 2019
Weird but wonderful
This year’s Ig Noble Prizes continue to demonstrate the weird and wonderful spread of scientific achievements. The Georgia Tech team added to their 2015 award with the Physics Prize for How Do Wombats Make Cubed Poo? [It helps them mark their territory]. Japanese scientists rightly won the Chemistry Prize for Estimation of the total saliva volume produced per day in five year old children. [500 ml].