X are a parody awards given to genuine scientists and researchers for their offbeat inventions. The stated aim of the prizes are “first make people laugh, and then make them think”. Some of the recipients of the awards have been:

  • a bra that can be converted into a pair of gas masks
  • research on the “five-second rule“
  • converting old Russian ammunition into diamonds
  • discovery that chimpanzees can identify other chimpanzees individually from seeing photographs of their rear ends

Id X.

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