Chicken chicken chicken subways subways subways

Some say chicken chicken chicken, others say subway, subways, subways. Chicken Chicken Chicken Chicken (the academic study) by Doug Zongker, published in the Annals of Improbable Research, vol. 12, no. 5, September-October 2006, led to Chicken Chicken Chicken, the lecture by Zongker (the lecture was part of the Annals of Improbable Research session at the 2007 Annual Meeting of the […]

American chicken-sexing update

Brendan Koerner looks at the past and present of one nation’s chicken-sexing industry: … This tale of economic triumph has a single hero: S. John Nitta, who founded the American Chick Sexing Association in 1938. During the war, when over 100,000 of his fellow Japanese-Americans were interned, Nitta continued to train and certify sexors; once […]

How does one measure the wind speed inside a tornado?

How does one measure the wind speed inside a tornado? Bernie Vonnegut looked back at an early state-of-the-art method, and wrote a report called “Chicken Plucking as Measure of Tornado Wind Speed” [published in “Weatherwise,” October 1975, p. 217]. Vonnegut told the world why that early method, which involved a chicken carcass and a cannon, may have […]