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

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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

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

Death of a Palm Pre

Hello IGWers:

You’ll have to check out what happens when the Palm Pre collides with beer.
Amusement ensues.

Hondo

Marge Simpson Playboy?

Hello Innovation Gone Wrong Readers:

Tell me something. How does Marge Simpson end up on the cover of Playboy. I saw this in the news recently.
I didn’t really know what to say. Playboy is a world of hurt financially. Will cartoons drive back the viewers? I guess we have to wait and see. I have great respect for the 20 year run of the Simpsons, but did they really need to cross over into porn to make a point?

To more innovation gone wrong!

Hondo
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Anti-Smell: Zicam

Hello IGWers,

Are you tired of your sense of smell? If you are, you are in luck. 130 patients of Zicam have complained that they have lost their sense of smell due to the drug. You know when I think of cold medicine, I think of maybe being tired, but losing my smell never comes up. If Zicam won’t do it for you, you can quickly remove your sense of smell snorting zinc up your nose.

To more FDA-approved innovation gone wrong!

Hondo