As recently discussed in this blog and elsewhere, a team of UK researchers have published a new study with the scintillating title of Am I normal? A systematic review and construction of nomograms for flaccid and erect penis length and circumference in up to 15521 men. The first sentence of the paper’s introduction sums things […]
The mathematics of somersaults on the trampoline
Very few researchers have attempted to describe a biomechanical model for numerical simulation of front and back somersaults, as performed on the trampoline (without twist). But there are exceptions – take for example Wojciech Blajer (Department of Mechanics, Institute of Applied Mechanics, Technical University of Radom, Poland) and Adam Czaplicki (Department of Biomechanics, Institute of […]
Fleas’ knees news: No. Feet!
The French team of Marie-Christine Cadiergues, Christel Joubert, and Michel Franc garnered the 2008 Ig Nobel Prize in biology for discovering that the fleas that live on a dog can jump higher than the fleas that live on a cat. Now comes further flea news, this time from the University of Cambridge (Thanks to investigator […]