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Podcast #3: Michael Jackson Surgery
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This week, Marc Abrahams tells about:
- Michael Jackson surgery. (Mommaerts, M. Y., J. S. Abeloos, and H. Gropp (2001). ‘Mandibular Angle Augmentation with the Use of Distraction and Homologous Lyophilized Cartilage in a Case of Morphing to Michael Jackson Surgery.’ Annales de Chirurgie Plastique et Esthetique 46 (4): 336–40. / N. A. (1996). ‘Michael Jackson at Beth Israel: Handling Press, Fans, Gawking Employees.’ Hospital Security and Safety Management 16 (12): 10–11.])
- Cat rolling. (Feldman, Hilary N. (1994). ‘Domestic Cats and Passive Submission.’ Animal Behaviour 47 (2): 457–59. / Baerends-Van Roon, J. M., and G. P. Baerends (1979). The Morphogenesis of the Behaviour of the
Domestic Cat. Amsterdam: North-Holland Publishing. / Corbett, L. K. (1979). ‘Feeding Ecology and Social Organization of Wildcats (Felis silvestris) and Domestic Cats (Felis catus) in Scotland.’ PhD thesis, University of Aberdeen.)
- Name hazards of Bobbing. (Lea, Melissa A., Robin D. Thomas, Nathan A. Lamkin, and Aaron Bell (2007). ‘Who Do You Look Like? Evidence for the Existence of Facial Stereotypes for Male Names.’ Psychonomic Bulletin & Review 14 (5): 901–7. / English, G. (1916). ‘On the Psychological Response to Unknown Proper Names.’ American
Journal of Psychology 27: 430–34.)
- Hop, skip, and reach conclusions. (Burton, Allen W., Luis Garcia, and Clersida Garcia (1999). ‘Skipping and Hopping of Undergraduates: Recollections of When and Why.’ Perceptual and Motor Skills 88: 401–6. / Farley, Claire T., Reinhard Blickhan, Jacqueline Saito, and C. Richard Taylor (1991). ‘Hopping Frequency in Humans: A Test of How Springs Set Stride Frequency in Bouncing Gaits.’ Journal of Applied Physiology 71 (6): 2127–32. / Austin, G. P., G. E. Garrett, and D. Tiberio (2002). ‘Effect of Added Mass on Human Unipedal Hopping.’ Perceptual and Motor Skills 94 (3): 834–40. / Austin, G. P., D. Tiberio, and G. E. Garrett (2002). ‘Effect of Frequency on Human Unipedal Hopping.’ Perceptual and Motor Skills 95 (3): 733–40. / Austin, G. P., D. Tiberio, and G. E. Garrett (2003). ‘Effect of Added Mass on Human Unipedal Hopping at Three Frequencies.’ Perceptual and Motor Skills 97 (2): 605–12.)
- Bored meetings. (Luong, Alexandra, and Steven G. Rogelberg (2005). ‘Meetings and More Meetings: The Relationship Between Meeting Load and the Daily Well-Being of Employees.’ Group Dynamics:
Theory, Research, and Practice 9 (1): 58–67. / Rogelberg, S. G., D. J. Leach, P. B. Warr, and J. L. Burnfield (2006). ‘“Not Another Meeting!” Are Meeting Time Demands Related to Employee Well-being?’ Journal of Applied Psychology
91 (1): 83–96.)
- Humming in the key of bee. (Schneider. S. S., and Norman E. Gary (1984). ‘“Quacking”: A Sound Produced by Worker Honeybees After Exposure to Carbon Dioxide.’ Journal of Apicultural Research 23 (1): 25–30. / Gary, Norman E., and Kenneth Lorenzen (1981). ‘Bee Vacuum Device and Method of Handling Bees.’ US Patent no. 4,288,880. / Gary, Norman E. (1959). ‘The Case of Utter vs. Utter.’ Gleanings in Bee Culture 87 (6): 336–37. / N. A. (1901).‘Bees in Court: History of the Celebrated Case of Peach Utter versus Bee-Keeper Utter.’ Rocky Mountain Bee Journal 1 (1): 6.)
- Hot potato voice. (Bhutta, Mahmood F., George A. Worley, and Meredydd L. Harries (2006). ‘“Hot Potato Voice” in Peritonsillitis: A Misnomer.’ Journal of Voice 20 (4): 616–22. / Bhutta, Mahmood F., and Harold Maxwell (2008). ‘Sneezing Induced by Sexual Ideation or Orgasm: An Under-Reported Phenomenon.’ Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine 101: 587–91.)
- The mini-opera “What’s Eating You”, Act 2. (The opera premiered as part of the 2014 Ig Nobel Prize ceremony. It starred Maria Ferrante and Scott Taylor, with Patrick Yacono on piano and Thomas Michel on accordion. Karen Hopkin narrates. Also starring the Microbe Chorus: Kelsey Calhoun, Nicholas Carstoiu, Delphine Gabbay, Paul Goodwin, Clia Goodwin, Erika Hutchinson, Andrew B. Jones, Julia Lunetta, Sylvia Rosenberg, Daniel Rosenberg, Abby Schiff, Ted Sharp, and Nobel laureates Carol Greider, Rich Roberts, Frank Wilczek, and Eric Maskin.)
- The mysterious Bruce Petschek did the sound engineering.