Saturday, October 1, 2011

Ig Noble Awards & Nobel Week

This week is Nobel Week in Norway as the prestigious awards in science are announced...culminating in the announcement of the Nobel Peace Prize on October 7th. A hearty congratulations to this year's award winners... follow the announcements hereJust for fun, here are the results from the Ig Nobel Awards which celebrates the funniest scientific discoveries like how much airborne wasabi is good to spray on people in an emergency, why people sigh and if needing to urinate helps or hinders decision making. The committee also took a tongue-in-cheek poke at peacemaking as they salue Arturas Zuokas, the mayor of Vilnius, Lithuania, “for demonstrating that the problem of illegally parked luxury cars can be solved by running them over with an armored tank.”The post made me smile...thought I'd share it with you!

Link to the webcast of the PRIO (Peace Research Institute Oslo) Nobel address on October 2 where the director showcases his top picks for the award. To view the list of the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize nominees on the PRIO website