Athletic Numbers: Sex Brags

“Student Athletes Claim to Have More Sexual Partners Than Other Students,” Charlotte Faurie, Dominique Pontier, and Michel Raymond, Evolution and Human Behavior, vol. 25, no. 1, January 2004, pp. 1–8. The authors, at Université Montpellier, France, explain that: [AIR 16:2] We investigated the relationship between involvement in competitive sport and self-reported numbers of sexual partners. […]

B.J. Cummings & Swallow: Anal [study]

A medical report notable for the harmonious combination of authors and topic: “Cancer of the Anal Region,” B.J. Cummings , C.J. Swallow, et al., in: Cancer: Principles and Practice of Oncology, V.T. DeVita, Jr., S. Hellman, and S.A. Rosenberg (eds), Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2008, pp. 1301–14. [AIR 16:2] (Thanks to investigator Ken Gorelick […]

Toilet Tragedy: Smoked Butt to Burned Butt

A cautionary report: “A Rare Form of Burn Injury Sustained During Defaecation,” O. Nahlieli,A.M. Baruchin, E. Eliava, and L. Rosenberg, Burns, vol. 25, no. 5, August 1999, pp. 463–4, DOI 10.1016/S0305-4179(99)00019-4. [AIR 16:2]. The authors explain: A 20-year-old painter, soon after concluding his work, poured residual thinner fluid into a toilet without flushing it. After […]

Brassiere specialist: man makes his points

“Brassiere Having Simulated Nipples,” U.S. patent #3976083, issued to Jakob E. Schmidt of Charlestown, Indiana, on Aug 24, 1976. (Mr. Schmidt also was granted patent # 4241737 for a “Brassiere Having Simulated Nipples and Attachable-Detachable Nipple Simulators” and patent #4127128 for the identically-named “Brassiere Having Simulated Nipples and Attachable-Detachable Nipple Simulators,” . Patent #3976083 is […]

Oral Sex and Preeclampsia

“Correlation Between Oral Sex and a Low Incidence of Preeclampsia: A Role for Soluble HLA in Seminal Fluid?” C.A. Koelman, A.B. Coumans, H.W. Nijman, I.I. Doxiadis, G.A. Dekker, and F.H. Claas, Journal of Reproductive Immunology, vol. 46, no. 2, March 2000, pp. 155–66 ( (Thanks to Paolo Usai and Eugene Rubach for bringing this to […]

Schaal’s Smells

“Rating and Recognition of Peers’ Personal Odors by 9-year-old Children: An Exploratory Study,” Pascal Mallet and Benoist Schaal, Journal of General Psychology, vol. 125, no. 1, January 1998, pp. 47–64 ( The authors, at the Institut National d’Etude du Travail et d’Orientation Professionnelle in Paris, France, report: Eighteen elementary school children assessed the pleasantness and […]