Prizes Awarded by the British Association
Societies, Transport, Crime, Aeronautics, Astronomy, Mechanics, Chemistry, Meteorology
Announces awards to personalities of the day for undertaking their dubious activities. For example, 'Davy Doddle' was awarded 2s. 6d. for his 'continuing observations at Charing Cross on the ordinary omnibuses, and for applying to them the principles of perpetual motion, by means of the ordinary time keeper', while Alfred Bunn was awarded 5s. 'for unfixing some of the fixed stars [actors], and causing them to come down very considerably', and Robert Kane was awarded 1s. 'for some experiments in tanning, as applicable to the human hide'.
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