How many kinds of drunks are there? This study takes on that question: “Searching for Mr. Hyde: A five-factor approach to characterizing ‘types of drunks’“, Rachel Pearl Winograd [pictured here], Douglas Steinley, and Kenneth Sher, Addiction Theory and Research, epub April 24, 2015. (Thanks to Maddalena Feliciello for bringing this to our attention.) The authors, at the […]
Copies of this report on Ho Ho Classification and Nomenclature are now hard to come by: “The Ho Ho Classification and Nomenclature Committee Report,” Johan Kamminga, Maxine Kleindienst, Ruthann Knudson, and Robert Lawrence, Lithic Use-wear Analysis, 1979, pp. 133-35. BONUS (unrelated): Huh
New efforts (see below) in France are adding info to the past, isolated attempts to classify the different kinds of teddy bear. The three most celebrated academic studies are: “The Survival of the Cutest: Who’s Responsible for the Evolution of the Teddy Bear?” P.H. Morris, V. Reddy, and R.C. Bunting, Animal Behaviour, vol. 50, 1995, pp. […]
If you like to classify things, or see classifications of things that other people took the time to do, you might like the work done by the Holotypic Occlupanid Research Group (HOLG). Their focus is perhaps fascinating, and certainly fastener-centric. The HOLG web site explains: This site contains several years of research in the classification of occlupanids. […]
Racetrack players classify horses. John Rosencrance classified the players: “You Can’t Tell the Players Without A Scorecard: A Typology of Horse Players,” John Rosecrance, Deviant Behaviour, vol. 7, 1986, pp. 77–97. Ted McClelland later built on that work and his own observations to produce a book called Horseplayers: Life at the Track.
The PLoS One community blog writes, about some of the famously curious Burgess Shale fossils: A number of the strangest fossils from the Shale are so difficult to classify using current animal classification, they were given designation Problematica until more information is uncovered. One such new fossil that helps move some members of Problematica into […]