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avatar ig-Nobel Prize Bear Protection Options Research Continues on Protective Suit
June 26, 2009 06:36PM
http://improbable.com/tag/grizzly-bear/
Troy on the march
Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

Troy Hurtubise, 1998 Ig Nobel Prize winner (in the field of Safety Engineering) for spending seven years building and personally testing a suit of armor that he hopes will protect him against grizzly bears (an adventure that inspired an episode of The Simpsons TV show), and whose subsequent exploits we have documented, has invented yet another, even more advanced suit of armor (in a video,http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ApdlThgxN6U&eurl=http%3A%2F%2Fimprobable.com%2F&feature=player_embedded we see him James Bondishly suited in the sea, and in a tree, and also emerging from a camouflaged hiding place beneath a sandy beach to ambush an evildoing enemy… the best bits begin near the video’s 5:00 minute mark), and is wearing the suit on a march across Canada.
Older Bear Protection suit:






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1.not noble in birth or position; of the common people
2.not noble in character or quality;



You should also explore the ig-Nobel Prize website at
http://improbable.com/

http://improbable.com/ig/ig-pastwinners.html#ig2008



The cure for a fallacious argument is a better argument, not the suppression of ideas.
-- Carl Sagan




Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 06/26/2009 07:02PM by Frank Furter.
Further selected ig-Nobel Prizes for 2006:

http://improbable.com/ig/winners
The 2006 Ig Nobel Prize Winners
The 2006 Ig Nobel Prize winners were awarded on Thursday night, October 5, at the 16th First Annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony, at Harvard's Sanders Theatre. You can watch archived video of the ceremony.

ORNITHOLOGY: Ivan R. Schwab, of the University of California Davis, and the late Philip R.A. May of the University of California Los Angeles, for exploring and explaining why woodpeckers don't get headaches.
REFERENCE: "Cure for a Headache," Ivan R Schwab, British Journal of Ophthalmology, vol. 86, 2002, p. 843.
REFERENCE: "Woodpeckers and Head Injury," Philip R.A. May, Joaquin M. Fuster, Paul Newman and Ada Hirschman, Lancet, vol. 307, no. 7957, February 28, 1976, pp. 454-5.
REFERENCE: "Woodpeckers and Head Injury," Philip R.A. May, Joaquin M. Fuster, Paul Newman and Ada Hirschman, Lancet, vol. 307, no. 7973, June 19, 1976, pp. 1347-8.
WHO ATTENDED THE IG NOBEL PRIZE CEREMONY: Ivan Schwab

NUTRITION: Wasmia Al-Houty of Kuwait University and Faten Al-Mussalam of the Kuwait Environment Public Authority, for showing that dung beetles are finicky eaters.
REFERENCE: "Dung Preference of the Dung Beetle Scarabaeus cristatus Fab (Coleoptera-Scarabaeidae) from Kuwait," Wasmia Al-Houty and Faten Al-Musalam, Journal of Arid Environments, vol. 35, no. 3, 1997, pp. 511-6.
WHO ATTENDED THE IG NOBEL PRIZE CEREMONY: Faten Al-Musalam

PEACE: Howard Stapleton of Merthyr Tydfil, Wales, for inventing an electromechanical teenager repellant -- a device that makes annoying high-pitched noise designed to be audible to teenagers but not to adults; and for later using that same technology to make telephone ringtones that are audible to teenagers but probably not to their teachers.
REFERENCE: http://www.compoundsecurity.co.uk
WHO ATTENDED THE IG NOBEL PRIZE CEREMONY: Howard Stapleton planned to attend, but his plans were interrupted by a family medical situation.......



The cure for a fallacious argument is a better argument, not the suppression of ideas.
-- Carl Sagan
avatar Re: ig-Nobel Prize Bear Protection Options Research Continues on Protective Suit
June 26, 2009 07:12PM
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Frank Furter
http://improbable.com/tag/grizzly-bear/
Troy on the march
Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

Troy Hurtubise, 1998 Ig Nobel Prize winner (in the field of Safety Engineering) for spending seven years building and personally testing a suit of armor that he hopes will protect him against grizzly bears (an adventure that inspired an episode of The Simpsons TV show), and whose subsequent exploits we have documented, has invented yet another, even more advanced suit of armor (in a video,http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ApdlThgxN6U&eurl=http%3A%2F%2Fimprobable.com%2F&feature=player_embedded we see him James Bondishly suited in the sea, and in a tree, and also emerging from a camouflaged hiding place beneath a sandy beach to ambush an evildoing enemy… the best bits begin near the video’s 5:00 minute mark), and is wearing the suit on a march across Canada.
Older Bear Protection suit:




This now available on the new REI clearance sale. $199.98, normally $100,000. Internet purchase only. Hurry! They only have one left. Well, they only had one. Comes in red/silver only. All unit(s) field tested. Slight dent in front breast plate. Be the first to own the only.

Jim
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