OK, mostly its funny: 'Gay bomb' scoops Ig Nobel award.
Pioneering research into a "gay bomb" that makes enemy troops "sexually irresistible" to each other has scooped one of this year's Ig Nobel Prizes.
Other winners included work on treating hamster jetlag with impotency drugs, extracting vanilla from cow dung, and the side-effects of sword swallowing.
The awards, founded in 1991, mark achievements that "first make people laugh, and then make them think".
And the one about extracting vanilla from cow dung is deliciously weird, but the Gay Bomb thing is also a great example of people who have no imagination trying to be creative or, as we say these days, "innovative".
Some thoughts on why it would be a REALLY BAD IDEA.
Homosexual relationships among the Spartan military were damned near mandatory. The Spartans were, however, the meanest, most dangerous bunch of killers assembled until the Atom Bomb.
- Kill someone with whom I have a contractual relationship and I'll be upset
Kill someone I care about and I'll be really mad
Kill someone I love and I'll be livid but
Kill someone with whom I am having a powerful sexual relationship and you'll wish you had smeared yourself in goose fat and honey then kicked over a hornets nest. OK?
War mongers should not be allowed access to sharp implements like fantasy or imagination, they should be restricted to AK47's, 500 KG bombs and RPGs, things that are orders of magnitude less lethal.