Vilnius Mayor wins Ig Nobel Peace Prize

Do you remember remember the mayor of Vilnius, Lithuania who ran over cars parked in the bike lane with an armored vehicle?

Arturas Zuokas wins the 2011 Ig Nobel Peace Prize “for demonstrating that the problem of illegally parked luxury cars can be solved by running them over with an armored tank.”

Via Bob. That is all.


  • October 2, 2011 - 3:49 am | Permalink

    Snork.   I thought he was proving that the right image will get you viral.

  • bikesgonewild
    October 2, 2011 - 4:38 pm | Permalink

    …snark…i thought it was his mother-in-laws car & he was getting a little ‘pay-back’…

  • October 4, 2011 - 9:07 am | Permalink

    I thought *that car*,specifically was a big PR stunt and was owned by someone who donated it. I mean…. it wasn’t a Ferrari…. it was a late 80’s/early 90’s Mercedes..?

  • October 4, 2011 - 10:50 am | Permalink

    Yeah, it was a PR stunt using a junker and an actor as the driver of the car.

  • Anonymous
    October 4, 2011 - 11:51 pm | Permalink

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