The burrito bet 
Lively debate is an important part of science. It is interesting that even though all debaters have finite knowledge, they often have infinite confidence. One way to settle debates between strongly opinionated parties is to wager a substantive but affordable prize that is representative of the local culture (for convenience). In Southern California, for instance, the most appropriate prize is the burrito, a staple responsible for minting half of all Ph.Ds. Since the losing party tends to "forget" about the wager, a record should be made as illustrated below.

YearLoser > prize > WinnerKnowledge learned
2017TBDAn understanding reviewer is your friend 
2016idw > 1 whiskey > LGSIA: sometimes Silver is worth more than Gold
2016idw > 1 beer > LG (unsettled)Whose hair is more presidential?
2015idw > 1 beer > LGPhysicists that want a challenge become biologists 
2014idw > 1 beer > LGSome viruses are made more smaller than others
2014idw > ice cream > LG But the supervisor knows his knives 
2014LG > 1 beer > idw (unsettled)CMOS cameras hold it in, then let it all out
2014LG > ein Weißbier > idwThe supervisor doesn't always know best
2013 LG > 1 beer > idwBeing a sashimi chef is easier than it looks 
2012idw > 1 beer > LGFour beads are enough
2012LG > 2 beers > idwMatlab is your friend
2011idw > 1 burrito > LG (unsettled)Getting a job means making a U-turn
2011idw > 1 burrito > LGMENSA membership requirements
2010idw > 1 virtual burrito > LGThe HB pier is > 100 meters long
2009idw > 2 burrito > LG (1 unsettled)Job title of collaborator
2009idw >1 Milagro Anejo > LGID of cosmological sister-in-law
2009idw > 1 burrito > LGlmgtfy pricing
2009LG > 1 burrito > idwPetroleum pricing
2009idw > 1 burrito > LGSemiconductor pricing
2008idw > 1 burrito > LGBest device to display presentations: a projector
2007idw > 1 burrito > LGYeast is a fungus, not a plant
2007idw > 1 burrito > LGChina Airlines is not Air China
2005idw > 1 burrito > LG "ooooh" is not pronounced like "ohhhh" 
2004idw > 2 burritos > LG (unsettled)Outcome of 2004 election
2004idw > 2 burritos > LGOutcome of 2004 election
2004idw >1 burrito > LGOutcome of 2004 election
2003idw > 1 burrito > LGComposition of automobile airbag propellent: NaN3
2002LG > 1 burrito > idwComposition of Titanium PowerBook shell: titanium!
2000idw > 1 virtual burrito--> LGHumans can sweat in the ocean

Legend

idw identity withheld
virtual burrito Offered by someone that has lost too many burritos
unsettled A scientist is going hungry