of McGill University
, for his impactful medical report "Injuries Due to Falling Coconuts
." PUBLISHED IN: The Journal of Trauma
, vol. 24, no. 11, 1984, pp. 990-1.
of the University of Massachusetts
for his partial solution to the question of why shower curtains billow inwards.
of Pueblo, Colorado
for inventing Under-Ease
, airtight underwear with a replaceable charcoal filter that removes bad-smelling gases before they escape.
, of the University of Michigan Business School
, and Wojciech Kopczuk
, of University of British Columbia and who has since moved to Columbia University
, for their conclusion that people find a way to postpone their deaths if that that would qualify them for a lower rate on the inheritance tax. REFERENCE:"Dying to Save Taxes: Evidence from Estate Tax Returns on the Death Elasticity," National Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper No. W8158, March 2001.
of Boston, England
, founder of The Apostrophe Protection Society
, for his efforts to protect, promote, and defend the differences between plural and possessive.
Lawrence W. Sherman
of Miami University
, Ohio, for his influential research report "An Ecological Study of Glee in Small Groups of Preschool Children
." PUBLISHED IN: Child Development, vol. 46, no. 1, March 1975, pp. 53-61.
Dr. Jack and Rexella Van Impe
of Jack Van Impe Ministries
, Rochester Hills
, Michigan, for their discovery that black holes fulfill all the technical requirements to be the location of Hell
. REFERENCE: The March 31, 2001 television and Internet broadcast of the "Jack Van Impe Presents
" program. (at about the 12 minute mark).
of Grutas, Lithuania
, for creating the amusement park known as "Stalin World
Awarded jointly to John Keogh
of Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia, for patenting the wheel
in the year 2001, and to the Australian Patent Office for granting him Innovation Patent #2001100012.
and B.S. Srihari
of the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences
, for their probing medical discovery that nose picking is a common activity among adolescents. REFERENCE: "A Preliminary Survey of Rhinotillexomania in an Adolescent Sample
," Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
, vol. 62, no. 6, June 2001, pp. 426-31.