I was introduced to the Ig Nobel Prizes several years ago and I always look forward to the announcement of current winners. For those of you not in the know, The Ig Nobel Prizes honor achievements that first make people laugh, and then make them think.
Every other year since 1964, Chemical Processing has bestowed Vaaler Awards on products and services that dramatically improve the operation and efficiency of plants. The 2009 Awards, which honor offerings commercialized between July 2007 and June 2009, go to:
I fondly remember an episode of the television show Happy Days where Fonzie was giving Richie one of his pearls of wisdom. The Fonz told him, "Cunningham, you have to toot your own horn or nobody will know you're here."