Friday, October 05, 2007

'Gay bomb" scoops Ig Nobel award

A study on how to relieve jetlag in hamsters won one of the prizes
Pioneering research into a "gay bomb" that makes enemy troops "sexually irresistible" to each other has scooped one of this year's Ig Nobel Prizes.
Other winners included work on treating hamster jetlag with impotency drugs, extracting vanilla from cow dung, and the side-effects of sword swallowing.


Anonymous said...

How'd you manage to miss

"Other ideas put forward in the document include chemical weapons that would attract angry or aggressive bugs, or that would give enemy troops "severe and lasting halitosis", thus making it hard for them to blend in with civilians".

Anonymous said...

Cant help thinking our notoriously homophobic heros might think twice about rushing trenches full of soldiers to whom the memorable phrase "they don't like it up 'em" no longer applies. It also brings a new depth of meaning to the notion of falling into the hands of the enemy.