Two US scientists and their Irish collaborator have been awarded the Nobel Prize for medicine for their ground-breaking work in discovering what the appendix is for.
After a lifetime of research the three friends have established that the appendix produces carrot chunks and stores them until a person vomits. Professor John O'Brien noticed at an early age that when he threw up after a feed of beer there were chunks of carrot present even though he had not eaten carrots for months previous to the binge. This led to a lifetime of studying vomit on sidewalks outside pubs all over Europe.
O'Brien discovered that on the occasions where no carrot chunks were present the vomit had been emitted by a person who had their appendix removed as a child.
Regardless of the other contents of the vomit carrot chunks were always present when the donor was still in possession of his or her appendix.
In its citation, the Nobel Committee praised the three scientists findings. They further stated that there would be copious quantities of warm beer at the presentation ceremony but no carrot sticks.