http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/4318888.stm "The spoof prizes reward scientific achievements which "cannot, or should not, be reproduced". " "Economics - A Massachusetts inventor who designed an alarm clock that runs away and hides when it goes off. " "Fluid Dynamics - Pressures Produced When Penguins Pooh - Calculations on Avian Defaecation. " More detail on the penguin poo, http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/animals/newsid_3378000/3378853.stm "The scientists worked out the penguins' poo comes out at more than four times the force a human can manage. " "The caterpillar of the silver-spotted skipper butterfly can shoot its poo 1.2 metres (4ft). That's the same as humans firing their poo a massive 76m (250ft). Phew!"