Cracked Ideas for Saving the Planet

Hello IGWers,

Cracked released some pretty funny or terrible ideas for saving the planet. Please check them out at http://www.cracked.com/article_18433_6-terrible-ideas-that-science-says-will-save-planet.html.

To more scientific innovation gone wrong!

Hondo

Spell Correctly or Else

Hello IGW readers,

A very funny or rather unfunny story is coming out of Indonesia. A convict for heroin possession got 3 additional years in federal prison as a result of a clerical error. He was immediately released after they found the correct date of his incarceration, but doesn’t that have to suck. 3 years in jail when you could be doing anything else.

Avoiding Indonesia until further notice.

Hondo

Monster.com Beaver Violinist

Hello IGWers,

It has been a while, but I have a horrific advertising concept today. Well, today was the Super Bowl and as such we were guaranteed bad advertising. However, monster.com took it to a new level. So the unemployment rate is 9.7% and the best Monster.com can come up with for their ad is a Beaver violinist. What the heck it that? Apparently, Monster.com most be segmenting the wildlife market. Good luck Monster.com you are going to need it.

Epic fail will be up on YouTube shortly.

To more innovation gone wrong!

Hondo

The IG Awards

Hello IGWers,

I was recently alerted to the IG awards. They state they are put in place to make people laugh as well as think. This year’s winners continue to supply the laughs.

1. Biology- bacteria from panda waste helps to reduce to reduce the mass of kitchen waste. (How exactly does one think of this solution?)

2. Chemistry – creating diamonds from Tequila (Jose Cuervo has always been a scientist in my eyes.)

3. Economics- An Icelandic professor threw a no-brainer saying that banks can fluctuate in size. Nice work!

4. Literature – a collection of traffic tickets in Ireland was the real gem this year.

5. Math- Zimbabwe decided to do a huge service to its citizens by printing bigger bills for its citizens thereby making the currency calculations easier. (Didn’t dress inflation. hmmm?)

6. Medicine- A man cracked his knuckles every day for 60 years to see if cracking knuckles causes arthritis. (WTF?)

7. Public Health- a pair in Illinois converted a bra into an emergency face mask. (I like the thinking.)

Full story at http://www.physorg.com/news173943429.html.

To more scientific innovation gone wrong!

Hondo

Maybe Charging Per Megabyte is Wrong

Hello IGWers,

Another kid was charged with one heck of a cell phone bill this month. It looks like the kid wasn’t messing around. He went for the gold and in doing so racked up a nice 22,000 bill. Don’t you think Verizon, AT&T, Sprint or T-Mobile would have the decency to send you text if you went way over your limit. I guess not.

What a crappy way to declare bankruptcy loading games to your cell phone!

To more innovation gone wrong!

Hondo

Breathalyzer Costume Goes Too Far

Hello IGWers,

This one is pretty funny. You definitely should take your drunkeness or future drunkness into account before looking for a costume. It appears that one man from Ohio took it a bit too far on Halloween. He dressed up like a Breathalizer. However, he got into a car and drove over the limit. He was arrested with the cops not laughing.

To more innovation gone wrong!

Hondo

Lego Reality Show

Hello IGWers,

It turns out that the Lego Corporation is going to have its own reality show. Apparently, this really got Perez Hilton going. Watching people play with legos for an hour may not be the most interesting thing, but it will probably be more interesting to watch then New York Goes to Work. Haha.

To more innovation gone wrong!

Hondo

Original story at http://perezhilton.com/2009-10-24-of-all-the-terrible-ideas-for-a-reality-show.