Those “Oops” things in the scientific world

  In order to explore the secrets of the comet “Tempel 1,” NASA launched a copper bullet weighing more than 300 kilograms on July 4, 2005, causing it to collide with the comet at a speed of 10 kilometers per second. After the incident, Russian astrologer Malina Bayi used a petition to “destroy the natural balance of the universe” and pushed NASA to the dock of the Russian District Court and demanded 300 million US dollars in spiritual compensation.
  The astrologer believed that the big hole created by the impact changed the position of the comet and also broke the balance of the universe, which made her astrological chart no longer valid, and therefore suffered a great blow to her spirit.
  In fact, there is no comet “Tempel 1” on Marina’s astrological chart. Since she accused NASA of affecting her prediction of the future, she should at least find one star that exists on the astrological chart. As a result, the Russian local court rejected the lawsuit on the grounds of lack of jurisdiction.
  Vitamins are indeed good things, but they cannot be used to cure AIDS. If you agree that vitamins can cure AIDS, you might be sued for 1.5 million U.S. dollars in compensation like Ben Gouk, a reporter from the British “Guardian”.
  Ben Gouda once helped Mathias Reese publish a full-page advertisement about vitamins that can treat AIDS in South Africa, resulting in thousands of deaths from AIDS. In fact, Ben Gouda wrote this article only for high profits, and Mathias Reese, a doctor, is actually a businessman who produces vitamins. He just wants to solicit more business for himself. .
  In the end, the South African court banned Mathias Reese and his associates from continuing to publish advertisements about vitamins that can cure AIDS to people living with HIV. The unlucky Ben Gouk also lost his job as a reporter and was ordered to pay 1.5 million US dollars.
  In 1988, French immunologist Jacques Benveniste published a paper saying that medicines dissolved in water can leave water with “memory”. This view is the core of “homeopathy”. Homeopathy believes that the potion after the active ingredient is infinitely diluted is still effective for the patient.
  In addition, Benveniste also claimed that the “memory” of water can be digitized and transmitted by telephone. In other words, we can call water and ask what medicine it dissolves. This statement was criticized by scientists, including the 1992 Nobel Laureate in Physics George Shapac and the medical prize winner Franco Jacobs. Benveniste felt insecure, so he filed a lawsuit in court.
  As a result, the court did not accept Benveniste’s accusation at all, because they also thought the accusation was ridiculous. Later, Benveniste lost his research funding, laboratory and academic status for this paper.
  In 1897, the State of Indiana in the United States tried to pass a “stupid law” stating that the value of Pi was 3.2. As we all know, the ratio of the circumference of a circle to the diameter π is the pi, and its value is about 3.14.
  This “246 Bill” was sent to the Wetland Commission, the Education Commission, and the Prohibition Commission of the state for consultation, and it almost became the legal pi. Fortunately, a mathematician saw this bill by chance and gave it sufficient Evidence lobbying relevant jurists in the state led to the final rejection of the bill.
  The American electronic vote counting machine company Sequoia Voting System sued Princeton University computer experts in March 2008 to prevent them from researching voting machines, because this would seriously affect the company’s business. The court rejected this unfounded lawsuit without hesitation.
  It turned out that when the clerk of the U.S. Election Commission used the “Sequoia” company’s ticket counting machine, he found that it was not working at all, so he asked a computer expert from Princeton University to check it. With the help of a virus program, the experts successfully “captured” the touch-type electronic ticket counter introduced by Sequoia, and showed that the ticket counter could not count at all, and it would often fail to start.
  The American Walter Wagner has attracted media attention because he publicly opposed the European Large Hadron Collider experiment, saying it might destroy the world. He sued the European Nuclear Research Center, the manufacturer of the collider in the U.S. District Court, and asked the researchers to shut down the machine until its safety was proven.
  Wagner’s judgment seems arbitrary. As a botanist, his only experience in nuclear energy was that he had received radiotherapy in a hospital. There is no doubt that the court rejected his request.