Friday, 4 October 2013

Flog It Blog It, Freaky Friday!


Molly The Wally Deep In Thought!

It is the 23rd year of the lg Nobel Awards which celebrates the weirdest and funniest experiments in the fields of science. The winners come from all over the world and Nobel laureates handed out the prizes during a ceremony at Harvard University, sponsored by science magazine Annals of Improbable Research. For the first time, the winners received cash prizes $10 trillion, but in Zimbabwe dollars, which means they'll receive around four U.S. dollars each. The inventor of the trillion dollar note, Gideon Gono, won the Ig Nobel Award in 2008.

Psychology: An experiment that found people who think they are drunk also think they are attractive.

Joint prize in biology and astronomy: An experiment that showed lost dung beetles can use the Milky Way to find their way home. 

Medicine: A study assessing the effect of listening to opera on heart transplant patients who are mice.

Safety engineering: An electro-mechanical system to trap an airplane hijacker by dropping him or her through a trap door, sealing him or her into a package and then dropping the packaged hijacker (with a parachute) to the ground where police will be waiting.

Physics: The discovery that some people would be physically capable of running across the surface of a pond - if both they and the pond were on the moon.

Chemistry: The discovery that the biochemical process by which onions make people cry is even more complicated than scientists previously realised.

Archaeology: Two researchers who parboiled a dead shrew, then swallowed it without chewing so they could examine their excrement to see which bones would dissolve in the human digestive system and which would not.

Peace: Belarus and its president, for making it illegal to applaud in public, and to the Belarus State Police, for arresting a one-armed man for applauding.

Probability: Researchers who discovered that the longer a cow has been lying down, the more likely that cow will soon stand up, but that once a cow stands up, you cannot easily predict how soon that cow will lie down again.

Have a fabulous freaky Friday all.

45 comments:

  1. How funny. Definitely a fun convestational subject too.

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  2. Yikes that Archaeology one..LOL Have a super weekend xxooxxx

    Mollie and Alfie

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  3. Oh my that shrew one is pretty scary

    urban hounds

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  4. Golden LAUGHS on the last one. Happy Friday. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

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  5. Personally I am lovin' da psychology one...bwhahahahaha! I can so relate to dat one...except I knows I is purty drunk or not.

    Puddles

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  6. MWWWAAAAAAAAAA! and soon, you will be showing us the freakiest HALLOWEEN suits in DOG/BLOGLAND! You do such a great job at showing us the FAUX PAS of humans; I can't wait to see more of FAUX PAWS from dogs, cats, rabbits and so on! What a goofy world, no?

    SO GOOD TO SEE YOU MIZ M. and CO. over at my new post. I so miss you all but I am visiting on a regular basis, and I hope that as my new job settles, I can get back into a regular posting cycle. My poetry writing comes only as I put work into it on the weekend. I'm still trying to figure out my writing life!!!! Anita

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  7. Mwahahahahahaaaaaargh!! You had me from "Annals of Improbable Research" :))))) Have a great weekend xx

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  8. That one about the cows! Ha ha ha! And it's really useful to know I could probably run across a pond on the moon, except I'd much rather run through it!

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  9. that Archaeology-thingy rocks! I swallowed a lot of things (without chewing, of course) and I never won that nobel prize. Have a great friday, maybe you can swallow a squirrel and we could examine what kind of nuts are gastro-resistant?

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  10. Hmm so many genius in the world these days ...hee hee
    Parboiled shrew for dinner anyone ?

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  11. it is amazing what they will spend money on researching

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  12. Ha, we love to read these. Too funny. Looking good in those glasses, Molly!

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  13. Math: The science of numbers that have no purpose.
    I was terrible at math, I never gave a rats ass about x+y+q=lmnop. It has no purpose. But I can always figure out anything I need to know, it has a purpose, therefore it isn't math!

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  14. Those are so funny Molly, especial the cow one!

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  15. OK...it's probably inappropriate to laugh but...arresting a one-armed man for clapping?!? BOL!!!! Have a great weekend, Molly!
    *Cairn cuddles*
    Oz

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  16. BOL!!! Psychology.....that's a true statement and many bars offer a PhD in it.

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  17. MOL MOLLY MY MOM WORKED WITH CHEMISTS AND PHYSICIST FOR 25 YEARS...OH THE THINGS THOSE PhD types can think of would astound you.
    Hugs madi your bfff

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  18. Bahahahhaha. $4. Are we sure they are worth that much.
    Blessings,
    Goose

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  19. Crazy! Oh, wait.. that was in with the phycology one, right? Purrs...

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  20. Molly....
    I love weird and funny!! Bring it!! ;op
    --Raelyn and Rose

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  21. Haha, very funny. The psychology one is definitely true!
    Dip Bridge and Elliot x

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  22. SWALLOWED THE SHREW WHOLE!!??? UUGGHH!
    please send us your address Molly so we can get your button to you!
    hugs
    Bailey, Hazel & Greta

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  23. Those are some...um...INTERESTING experiments. LOL

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  24. Muahaha, I love it!! My personal favorite though would have to be the packaged hijacker...I say, why not?! Drop him/her out of a plane and wait for the cops to pick up the delivery!! Nice one Molly, have a fab weekend!

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  25. Molly, are these real? lol... I like the Psychology and Probability ones!

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  26. Wow! Those are some heavy findings! Yikes!

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  27. Once again you have me laughing my tail off Molly...Reminds me of the Darwin Awards...Have a Fab Friday!

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  28. Oh I think that research on the cow is wrong the longer a cow has been lying down, the more likely that cow will be DEAD!
    Thanks for being a friend
    Sweet William The Scot

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  29. Nice to know there are there is an army of scientists working to further the knowledge of mankind.....parboiled shrew...hmmmmm.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & roxy

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  30. How do you know all this stuff my friend?
    love
    tweedles

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  31. Ah, such silly experiments! How do people come up with this stuff?!

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  32. How random! Lol
    Sorry we haven't been around much, Have a great weekend!

    Slobbers

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  33. How interesting . . . maybe we can win one with an amazing and yet weird discovery . . . we'll be thinking . . .

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  34. The probability of how the cow positions itself is.... very useful in everyday life.

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  35. Our kitty brains are boggled at the weirdness of these winners. But the boiled shrew does sound somewhat tasty.

    Purrs,
    Cindi Lou & The Kitty Krew

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  36. LOL! I was going with the Shrew just out of bizarreness, until I hit the Cow one. Good grief!

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  37. LOL @ "Psychology: An experiment that found people who think they are drunk also think they are attractive." I thought of myself when reading that.

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  38. The swallowing of the dead shrew reminded Mommy of "V", where the aliens swallowed whole mice. Yuck.

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