August 09, 2002


Having successfully tackled how to use pickles as bulbs, and why shower curtains billow inward, our brave scientists now take on other issues like whether toast really does land butter-side down.

Sadly, the Ig-Nobel prize in physics was not awarded to this deserving candidate. Another, Robert Matthews of Aston University got it for the same research.

As for more destructive elements involving toasters, check out how to turn your toaster into a flame-thrower. This is from the same guy that taught the world how to spark grapes in your microwave.

And here is one who is willing to harness the power of Tesla coils for, well, for amusing children. I'm waiting for the accident that gets him his Darwin Award.