Others have already written about the award for medicine, which went to the inventor of Neuticles. These are fake testicles for dogs. Having known one male dog owner who refused to let his dog have the big operation, I think these are probably great for wives of male dog owners who sympathize with their dogs, just a bit too much.
But my favorite award from this year wasn't for biology. It was the literature award. The winners were those most creative e-mail writers, those enterprising Internet entrepreneurs and champions of persuasive communication, the Nigerian spammers. Some people enjoy their work so much they've gone to the trouble of collecting it and posting them for everyone to enjoy, see Scamorama.
Nothing like the continuing adventures from the Lads from Lagos and few sniffs of stressed frog to start the day off right.
Subject: Silly items