Anatoly Vorobey (avva) wrote,
Anatoly Vorobey
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ignobles 2008 (англ.)

В этом году - отличные призеры</а> Игнобельской премии (викиссылка). Например:

  • A comparison of jump performances of the dog flea and the cat flea. Блохи, живущие на собаках, прыгают дальше и выше, чем блохи, живущие на кошках.
  • Spontaneous Knotting of Agitated String - экспериментальное исследование того, как длинный шнур запутывается от встряхивания (задумывались ли вы, как я задумывался много раз, почему провод от наушников неизбежно оказывается завязанным в узел, когда вынимаешь из сумки? - эта статья об этом важном феномене)
  • "You Bastard: A Narrative Exploration of the Experience of Indignation within Organizations,", с забавной цитатой из статьи --
    "There are times when any relativism of view disappears in a cloud of heartfelt indignation. Then an interested, exploratory stance to what the other person thinks they are doing becomes impossible. The internal discourse changes from on e in which the other person is "construed as behaving strangely," or as "seeing the world differently," or even as mistaken; the discourse becomes one in which they are "wrong," "wicked," "simply a bastard," and should be treated as such."
А также: "Effect of 'Coke' on Sperm Motility", "Commercial Features of Placebo and Therapeutic Efficacy" (demonstrating that high-priced fake medicine is more effective than low-priced fake medicine), "The Role of Auditory Cues in Modulating the Perceived Crispness and Staleness of Potato Chips", идр.
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