Results were published in the British Journal of Psychology under the headline "Beauty is in the eye of the beer-holder."
I can only speculate, but I suspect there was a positive correlation between the volume of positive self-evaluations and the proximity of closing time.
This year's Ig Nobel Prize in safety engineering went to inventor Gustano Pizzo of Jackson Heights, N.Y., for a patented electro-mechanical system to trap would-be airline hijackers.
According to the abstract in Pizzo's patent application, his device involves a partition "immediately aft of the pilot's cabin that is adapted to be raised, dividing the aft section longitudinally into port and starboard areas, the floors of which are dropped on command to lower a hijacker into a capsule in the belly of the plane. The capsule is releasable through opened bomb bay doors having attached thereto a parachute for safely returning the hijacker within the capsule to earth."
It's that kind of visionary thinking that leaves me humbled and inspired to produce work worthy of such recognition -- preferably recognition that involves a cash prize large enough to pay for and fuel a large self-contained research vehicle, or RV.
I'll need it to bring my work to the masses, or at least to the better trout streams across North America.