#1
The winners of the 2007 IgNoble awards have been announced with the Air force winning the peace prize for this.

Peace - The US Air Force Wright Laboratory for instigating research and development on a chemical weapon that would provoke widespread homosexual behaviour among enemy troops.


Here's the BBC article

My favourite however has gotta be the linguitics prize

Linguistics - A University of Barcelona team for showing that rats are unable to tell the difference between a person speaking Japanese backwards and somebody speaking Dutch backwards.
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#7
People are wasting time and money researching this essentially useless crap, and every day I see TV ads asking for funding for cancer and AIDS research, the Heart Foundation, etc. This is ridiculous.
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People are wasting time and money researching this essentially useless crap, and every day I see TV ads asking for funding for cancer and AIDS research, the Heart Foundation, etc. This is ridiculous.


So what are you doing to research AIDS and cancer cures?
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So what are you doing to research AIDS and cancer cures?


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I like the Aviation one, lol


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People are wasting time and money researching this essentially useless crap, and every day I see TV ads asking for funding for cancer and AIDS research, the Heart Foundation, etc. This is ridiculous.



The Air Force is hardly gonna start researching medicine now are they?
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#12
Economics - Kuo Cheng Hsieh of Taiwan for patenting a device that can catch bank robbers by dropping a net over them.

Wow.
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#13
The only one that seems like a real idea is the bank robber catching net, but I don't think I would want to be anywhere near a bank robber in a net if he had a gun, he'd probably get mad...
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#14
The Gay bomb would turn the opposing army into Spartans. They encouraged homosexuality because if you seen your bum chum getting wasted your gonna get pissed and fight more to save his tight ass no?


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The only one that seems like a real idea is the bank robber catching net, but I don't think I would want to be anywhere near a bank robber in a net if he had a gun, he'd probably get mad...

If i was a banker robber Id probably be carrying a hugeass knife too, right?
EDIT: OMG i just noticed your user name, a sub at my school has the name Schneiderman
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#16
A gun can shoot through a net....
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#17
I was reading about that Gay Bomb the other day. Haha. Wouldn't that be a cheap elternative to Viagra? Just break the pack open and smell it. Kinda like those salts my girlfriend likes so much...
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I was reading about that Gay Bomb the other day. Haha. Wouldn't that be a cheap elternative to Viagra? Just break the pack open and smell it. Kinda like those salts my girlfriend likes so much...


Except it makes you turn homosexual....
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I was reading about that Gay Bomb the other day. Haha. Wouldn't that be a cheap elternative to Viagra? Just break the pack open and smell it. Kinda like those salts my girlfriend likes so much...

That was a very epic post, sir.
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The Gay bomb would turn the opposing army into Spartans. They encouraged homosexuality because if you seen your bum chum getting wasted your gonna get pissed and fight more to save his tight ass no?


I think the idea is that they would just be having gay sex all the time, rather than fighting.
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I think the idea is that they would just be having gay sex all the time, rather than fighting.



Yea, I think thats the idea, to turn the enemy army into one massive gay orgy. No dout it would end up the Spartan way, making them super human.


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Yea, I think thats the idea, to turn the enemy army into one massive gay orgy. No dout it would end up the Spartan way, making them super human.


Not super human, sooooperhuman
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#23
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Except it makes you turn homosexual....


Ugh...only when there's other men around. It just messes with your hormones. It doesn't push a buttont that makes you wanna push some other man's sh!t...
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#24
Wow. Seriously, is it going to make it any different if you're fighting against gay people?
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Wow. Seriously, is it going to make it any different if you're fighting against gay people?



It would if they were packin the fudge at the time.
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#26
Yeah maybe. And they'd be all tired the next day too when they were supposed to fight.
#27
Wouldn't the be a real sh!tty way to die?!?! Jesus....first, you're sitting there ready to fight some dirty americans(I hate us too), then all of the sudden you see some pink(?) gas floating around, all of the sudden you're plugging a guy and then...you die? Ew...
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#28
In one sentence of the document it was suggested that a strong aphrodisiac could be dropped on enemy troops, ideally one which would also cause "homosexual behavior". The aphrodisiac weapon was described as "distasteful but completely non-lethal". In its "New Discoveries Needed" section, the document implicitly acknowledges that no such chemicals are actually known. The document also included many other off-beat ideas, such as spraying enemy troops with bee pheromones and then hiding numerous beehives in the combat area.
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#29
If this whole gay bomb thing is real, I bet were going to see soldiers with Brian Peppers masks instead of gas masks.
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#31
I just think the whole gay bomb thing sounds like a Monty Python bit.
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#33
So they will be dropping barry manilow cd's on the enemy?

clever.
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#34
Do they have any real information about this "gay bomb" thing? It sounds like a headline out of the Weekly World News .
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#35
So apparently being gay auomatically makes you want to have rampid gay sex on the battle field?

Regardless of their sexuality, it depends on each person whether they're going to be mad for sex or not. How stupid.
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#36
Wow, it makes the person next to them so irresistable that they just drop their guns and bend over the second they're hit?

That's hawt.
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Well the navy wont be affected at least.



That's some funny **** right there
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