BaconButty From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2013, 473 posts, RR: 0 Posted (2 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2582 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.
sturmovik From India, joined May 2007, 605 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1915 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..
Bongodog1964 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2006, 4214 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (2 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1901 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]