"...there was a widely publicized controversy over the research of two physicists in France (the brothers Igor and Grichka Bogdanov). At issue was whether the published work of the Bogdanovs, which consisted of speculations about the universe before the Big Bang, was intended seriously or as a parody of contemporary cosmology. The truth turned out to be more damning than any parody: the Bogdanovs were serious but nobody could tell--so their colleagues were forced to admit that much research today is indistinguishable from a joke."
Hehe... Bogdanov Affair!
This is irrelevant but also interesting:
Nazi angel of death Josef Mengele 'created twin town in Brazil'
I wonder what's the theory... He had potions of eugenics? Sounds weird.