Young Lion Researcher

Investigator Verena Wieloch writes about a young researcher she happened to see: I got to go to the invitation only dress-rehearsal of the Lion King last night, We had a four year old doing a very hilarious play by play behind us. The mother was apologetic, but the kid was so funny, we didn’t care. […]

Study, Study, Play, Play

In Minneapolis, Minnesota on April 14, 1973 Alyce Taylor Cheska organized and chaired a meeting of over thirty scholars who were identified as publishing research within the general rubric of play, and with this critical mass of interested scholars the Cultural Anthropology of Play Reprint Society was born… Thus does the The Association for the […]

More From Professor Lester

How does he do it? How does Professor David Lester, the wonderfully prolific suicidologist who has published well over 1000 academic reports, many on aspects of suicide, manage to produce so much fine work? Professor Lester and his work were profiled in the Mar/Apr issue (vol 10, no. 2) of the Annals of Improbable Research. […]

Brains and Curiosity

Curiosity is generally a good thing, but perhaps it is possible to have too much of it. Investogator Ron Josephson alerted us to a news report about too-brainy curiosity. The report appeared on television station KUSA, channel 9, Denver Colorado, on February 23, 2004. See it here.

Dikshit Jr Hits the Road

The following article appears in the April 24, 2004 issue of the Times of India: Dikshit Jr Hits the Road NEW DELHI: His mother’s son. His introduction? His mother’s five years in Delhi have made the city breathe easy. Basking in the reflected glory of Sheila Dikshit’s second consecutive victory, Sandeep Dikshit, her protege, is […]

More About Mikhailov, Maybe

If you are intrigued about “On The Existence of Mikhailov,” if you can’t stop wondering about Mikhailov, if you crave more info no matter how tenuously connected it may be, then read the article “Notes on the Existence of Mikhailov.” It appears in volume 10, number 2 of the Annals of Improbable Research. Read the […]

The Existence of Mikhailov

the author was prompted to examine the evidence for the existence of A.I. Mikhailov, the legendary and apparently near-ubiquitous Soviet information scientist. At first glance this might seem unwarranted and gratuitous. After all, the appearance of Mikhailov, or at least his name, in the program was a fixture of international library and information science conferences […]