The analytical guide to how to move the Earth is the work of Mathematics student Sam Hughes, whose Venn diagram about Britain is equally to be admired.
A special "Security Guard Research Review" — which can (and is) described as "a look at some looks at those who stand guard" — appears in the special Security Issue of the Annals of Improbable Research.
Peter Freundlich’s how-to study "Assessing Gluteal Hardness in Security Guards," appears in the special Security Issue of the Annals of Improbable Research. It begins: Here is something that will almost certainly happen to you at some point in your life, if it hasn?t happened repeatedly already: You will be engaged in what seems to you […]
What is the most double-edged name in the medical device industry? Maybe this: http://www.gotyournumber.com. The web site is all about "The patented Pharmanex? BioPhotonic Scanner." The scanner scans the palm of your hand, and then produces a number. The manufacturer has a nifty rock video on which a man says: "I guarantee that your number […]
It’s old news to some, but as the headline says: "Finland receives first PhD in trolls." The degree was conferred at and by ?bo Akademi University.
A glowing press release brings news of the end of the WISE (Women International Space Simulation for Exploration) bed-rest experiment: The volunteers in question are twelve women, drawn from seven European countries. Since March they have been confined to bed at the MEDES (French Institute of Space Medicine and Physiology) space clinic in Toulouse, in […]
Finger-portion relative-length studies are in vogue again. Here is another exciting news flash.
Five days underwater in a shopping mall swimming pool were enough to get Namik Ekin mentioned in a newspaper (and mentioned here). The May 15, 2005 issue of Turks reports that: A former Turkish marine stayed underwater for 121 hours and 35 minutes, breaking a world record, on Sunday. Namik Ekin, a former Turkish marine, […]
Charles St-George of Wheaton, Kansas, conducted an experiment with communion wafers, published a formal study, and had subsequent communications about it with the Vatican. The documents were published in the September 2002 issue of The Angelus.
The DREAD weapon system is said to use centrifugal force (which, as all scientists know, is a shorthand term for something slightly different) to fire high-tech miniature golfballs in rapid succession at high speeds. Its manufacturer, Leader Propulsion Systems, has modestly kept a low public profile. A series of reports by DefenseReview.com are revealing the […]