Research about Tootsie Pops has produced a collection of data. (Thanks to Gen Reynolds for bringing this to our attention.)
Posts by Marc Abrahams:
The Bureaucracy Club? welcomes a new chapter: The Bureaucracy Club? of the Antipodes Islands.
The July/August 2004 issue of the Annals of Improbable Research includes lots about Steves. We have put the entire article online: “The Morphology of Steve,” by Eugenie C. Scott, et al
Whatever your gut feelings are about formally published research reports, you will likely agree that certain of them are, in a word, cutesy, and others are just plain icky. Here are some of each. Cutesy: The Case of the Burly Wee Man… So begins this week’s Improbable Research column in The Guardian. Read it here.
Truly big things that look like bugs can be had form Giant Microbes, or so they say. Their web site is here. (Thanks to Moritz Paehler for bringing this to our attention.)
Josep-Llu?s Marzo-L?zaro is a member of the Grup de Broadband Comunications. His photograph indicates that he is especially well suited to work in broadband. See the photo here.
The company is named Analtech. Their slogan, displayed on their web site, is “Welcome to Analtech. The logical choice.” We would be interested in hearing from a professional logician who can supply a formal mathematical proof of this.
A fear is (apparently) laid to rest: Does using chopsticks cause disease? The answer is in this report: “Use of chopsticks for eating and Helicobacter pylori infection,” W. K. Leung., J. Y. Sung., T. K. W. Ling., K. L. K. Siu and A. F. B. Cheng, Dig Dis Sci 44, 1999, pp. 1173-6. See co-author […]
Archaeologists know that the ground they examine can be literally rather shifty. The reasons for this can be disturbing, beastly and even childish…. So begins this week’s Improbable Research column in The Guardian. Read it here.
Tornado Fighters is here to be a protection against tornados So says their web site, which is here. (Thanks to Tom Gill for bringing this to our attention.)