Karaoke inventor gets Ig Nobel Prize


10-01-2004, 06:47 PM

“The coveted Ig Nobel Peace Prize was given to the inventor of the karaoke machine, for presenting humanity with a new venue for “learning to experience and tolerate each other’s limitations.” Daisuke Inoue, who is widely blamed for the invention and who was recognized by Time magazine as one of Asia’s most influential figures (along with Mao Tse-tung and Gandhi), was scheduled at press time to fly from Japan to accept his Ig Nobel.”

"Inoue, a 64-year-old Osaka native and one of this year’s 10 Ig Nobel Prize winners, was warmly greeted by an audience of 1,200 at Harvard’s historic Sanders Theatre near Boston. By inventing karaoke, Inoue had “tremendously widespread inconsequential effects on everybody on every continent,” Marc Abrahams, editor of Annals of Improbable Research, said before emceeing the ceremony. "

Hindi yata alam ng Ig Noble Prize Committee sa Harvard University na may mga taong nagbabarilan sa Pilipinas dahil sa karaoke. :hihi: Example (http://abcnews.go.com/sections/world/DailyNews/karaoke020218.html).

May prize din para sa research tungkol sa kung totoo nga ba na pwede pang kainin ang pagkaing nalaglag sa sahig kung walang pang 5 seconds. Conlusion: most likely, dahil wala daw gaanong bacteria sa sahig. Pero: " E. coli could, if present, easily colonise a fallen gummi bear within five seconds" sabi ng research.

Related link from The Guardian: Ig Nobel awards pay tribute to world’s oddballs (http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,3604,1317268,00.ht ml).

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