Inventor of Fake Dog Testicles Wins Award

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  1. Casshew

    Casshew Former Member

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    Gregg Miller mortgaged his home and maxed out his credit cards to mass produce his invention — prosthetic testicles for neutered dogs.

    What started 10 years ago with an experiment on an unwitting Rottweiler named Max has turned into a thriving mail-order business. And on Thursday night Miller's efforts earned him a dubious yet strangely coveted honor: the Ig Nobel Prize for medicine.

    "Considering my parents thought I was an idiot when I was a kid, this is a great honor," he said. "I wish they were alive to see it."

    The Ig Nobels, given at Harvard University by Annals of Improbable Research magazine, celebrate the humorous, creative and odd side of science.

    Miller has sold more than 150,000 of his Neuticles, more than doubling his $500,000 investment. The silicone implants come in different sizes, shapes, weights and degrees of firmness.

    The product's Web site says Neuticles allow a pet "to retain his natural look" and "self esteem."

    Although the Ig Nobels are not exactly prestigious, many recipients are, like Miller, happy to win.

    "Most scientists — no matter what they're doing, good or bad — never get any attention at all," said Marc Abrahams, editor of the Annals of Improbable Research.

    Some, like Benjamin Smith of the University of Adelaide in Australia, who won the biology prize, actually nominated their own work. "I've been a fan of the Ig Nobels for a while," he said.


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  3. Norma

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    What a great Christmas gift Idea for your canine friends!
     
  4. Linda7NJ

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    A neighbor bought a set of these for his dog....My neighbor is a man and of course he bought the BIGGEST PAIR they sold and had them implanted on his small pit bull. The poor dog looks ridiculous!
     
  5. Mabel

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    Maybe to you, but I bet he's got great self esteem.
    :rolleyes:
     
  6. Casshew

    Casshew Former Member

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    Apparently they help a man's self esteem too

    Be sure to scroll down to the pics!
     
  7. Norma

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    Hey - Buy 8 sets, get 50% off.

    such a deal!

    Well, all my shopping's done for the year - how 'bout you??
     
  8. Mabel

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    Count me out. I don't need my car twisting around to lick itself while waiting at stoplights.
     

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