Jul 5, 2010

QOTD 06/07/2010

Connect the following three images : 1 point if you identify the two gentlemen correctly, 3 points for identifying and explaining the connect!

(Sorry, No Clues!)

The connect is IgNobel award winners :

1) Ravi Batra of Southern Methodist University, shrewd economist and best-selling author of The Great Depression of 1990 and Surviving the Great Depression of 1990, was awarded the IgNobel for Economics in 1993 for selling enough copies of his books to single-handedly prevent worldwide economic collapse.

2)WATER MEMORY : Jacques Benveniste, prolific proselytizer and dedicated correspondent of Nature, was awarded the IgNobel for Chemistry in 1991 for his persistent discovery that water, H2O, is an intelligent liquid, and for demonstrating to his satisfaction that water is able to remember events long after all traces of those events have vanished. This 'WATER MEMORY' was the explanation he proposed for homeopathy.

3) Lal Bihari, of Uttar Pradesh, India, was awarded the IgNobel for Peace in 2003 for a triple accomplishment: First, for leading an active life even though he has been declared legally dead; second, for waging a lively posthumous campaign against bureaucratic inertia and greedy relatives; and third, for creating the Association of Dead People. Lal Bihari overcame the handicap of being dead, and managed to obtain a passport from the Indian government so that he could travel to Harvard to accept his Prize. However, the U.S. government refused to allow him into the country. His friend Madhu Kapoor therefore came to the Ig Nobel Ceremony and accepted the Prize on behalf of Lal Bihari. Several weeks later, the Prize was presented to Lal Bihari himself in a special ceremony in India.

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