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Ig Noble Prize Winning Anti-hijack Device

Fri Sep 13, 2013 9:29 am

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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.
http://www.improbable.com/ig/winners/

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.
Down with that sort of thing!
 
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RE: Ig Noble Prize Winning Anti-hijack Device

Tue Sep 17, 2013 2:52 am

I was thinking it would be like the anti-carjacking device developed in one of the Naked Gun movies:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5a_BmL0AfA
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RE: Ig Noble Prize Winning Anti-hijack Device

Tue Sep 17, 2013 11:47 am

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.. 
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RE: Ig Noble Prize Winning Anti-hijack Device

Tue Sep 17, 2013 12:10 pm

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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