Angels As Insects

“Integrated Pest Management of Manifestations as Infestations” by Sally Y. Shelton, John E. Simmons and Tom J. K. Strang, explores the question of how church buildings can deal with infestations of angels, cherubim, etc. The article is published in volume 10, number 3 of the Annals of Improbable Research. The article is also online. Read […]

Review of Reviews

Analysis is not always as simple as it may seem. Here is an example. Two different researchers analyzed the same book. each wrote a review. Here they are: From the Publisher: The classic study of Arab culture and society is now more relevant than ever. Since its original publication in 1983, the revised edition of […]

Trinkaus-Trinkaus Connection?

We received this inquiry from investigator Paul A. Kucklein: The March issue of mini-AIR features this citation: FUNDULUS FACTS “Ingression During Early Gastrulation of Fundulus,” J.P. Trinkaus, Developmental Biology, vol. 177, no. 1, July 10, 1996, pp. 356-70. The congruence of names between this researcher and the justly famous Ig Nobel Prize-winning researcher, John W. […]

Hay Festival – Sat, June 5

If you are in or near Hay-on-Wye, Wales, and are free and at least partially awake at 9:00 AM tomorrow, Saturday, June 5, 2004, drop by the Hay Festival to take in the Improbable Research show. Details are here. (And… If you happen to be a member of the Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists, […]

Calculate c with Marshmallow

“This is a really nifty way to demonstrate the speed of light (popularly known as “c,” of course) to students using readily available materials. Plus, who doesn’t like putting marshmallows in the microwave?” So writes investigator Julia Lunetta. Read about the method here.