I amna fou’ sae muckle as tired – deid dune. It’s gey and hard wark coupin’ gless for gless Wi’ Cruivie and Gilsanquhar and the like, And I’m no’ juist as bauld as aince I wes. If you recognize the first stanza from Hugh MacDiarmid’s 1926 poem ‘A Drunk Man Looks At A Thistle’ you may also […]
There’s another new book about the Ig Nobel Prizes. This one’s by Yana Khlyustova, in Russian.
Congratulations to Anna Ikarashi and to Sogo Horei Publishing, for their new book Strange Science—40 Ig Nobel Prize Researches! The country of Japan, in addition to being one of the most prolific, efficient, and gleeful producers of Ig Nobel Prize winners, is also one of the most prolific, efficient, and gleeful producers of books, mangas, […]
Several databases include mention of a book titled “The death of Booth: Affidavit Dec. 1, 1904 in pension claim of Wm. H. Collyer, a blowhard.” Apparently it is brief—just three pages long. We have been unable to find a copy of that book. If you have a copy, we would enjoy seeing an image of […]
“Hard, hard to be a baby—Baby animals like you’ve never seen them” is more or less the English translation of the French title of Brooke Barker’s book Dur, dur d’être un bébé—Les bébés animaux comme vous ne les avez jamais vus. The book is full of facts and drawings about many kinds and sizes of […]