SPEECHJAMMER EARNS IG NOBEL PRIZE

 

SpeechJammer Earns Ig Nobel Prize

If you have ever had the desire to silence a blowhard, you need the SpeechJammer, a device that disrupts a person’s speech by playing it back with a slight delay, confusing the speaker just enough to stop talking. Its inventors were among those honored this year with Ig Nobel Prizes—a parody of the Nobel Prizes—for achievements that “first make people laugh and then make them think.” Other awardees include psychologists who found that leaning to the left makes theEiffel Tower seem smaller, physicists who devised an equation that predicts the shape of a ponytail, and a Russian company that converted old ammunition into diamondsMore… Discuss

 

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