In the same frame of mind of the now famous Ig Nobel, I cam across another interesting contest: The Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest. In this contest, they recognize the worst phrases in literature. I’ll give an example: The winner for the 2004 prize on Children’s Literature was:
Jack planted the magic beans and in one night a giant beanstalk grew all the way from the earth up to the clouds–which sounds like a lie, but it can be done with genetic engineering, and although a few people are against eating gene-engineered foods like those beans it’s a high-paying career to think about for when you grow up.
San Francisco, CA
Neat, huh? Don’t you just feel like looking for a child to whom you can read this story?