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Ig Noble Prize Winning Anti-hijack Device  
User currently offlineBaconButty From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2013, 510 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2692 times:


SAFETY ENGINEERING PRIZE: The late Gustano Pizzo [USA], for inventing an electro-mechanical system to trap airplane hijackers — the system drops a hijacker through trap doors, seals him into a package, then drops the encapsulated hijacker through the airplane's specially-installed bomb bay doors, whence he parachutes to earth, where police, having been alerted by radio, await his arrival.

Better late than never, I suppose. For those who are interested, the patent can be viewed here: http://www.google.com/patents/US3811643

Given the roasting the A321 stretch got, and don't have high hopes that a.net will pronounce this viable   but fun non the less.

Be pure, be vigilant, behave.
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User currently offlinehoMsar From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 1428 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2074 times:

I was thinking it would be like the anti-carjacking device developed in one of the Naked Gun movies:

The plural of Airbus is Airbuses. Airbii is not a word, and doesn't even make sense.
User currently offlinesturmovik From India, joined May 2007, 644 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2025 times:

Far from the most hilarious IgNoble prize this year. That honour goes to the Belorussian police force and president - for outlawing applause and then arresting a one-armed man for violating that rule.. 

'What's it doing now?'
User currently offlineBongodog1964 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2006, 4306 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2011 times:

Love the last sentence of this one, far better than any anti kijacking device

PUBLIC HEALTH PRIZE: Kasian Bhanganada, Tu Chayavatana, Chumporn Pongnumkul, Anunt Tonmukayakul, Piyasakol Sakolsatayadorn, Krit Komaratal, and Henry Wilde, for the medical techniques described in their report "Surgical Management of an Epidemic of Penile Amputations in Siam" — techniques which they recommend, except in cases where the amputated penis had been partially eaten by a duck. [THAILAND]

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