This Grand Canyon, and That One, and Those Others…

Earle Spamer of the American Philosophical Society has, over the years, written a series of Improbable Research reports about the Grand Canyon (beginning with his explanation of how to preserve the Grand Canyon from disappearing due to erosion — his solution: fill the canyon, at least temporarily, with plastic packing “peanuts“). In “Is the Grand Canyon […]

Kansas v. pancake flatness update

Brandon Vogt [pictured here], co-author of the influential study “Kansas is Flatter Than a Pancake“, is now an assistant professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs.   NOTE: The state of Colorado, taken as a whole, is less flat than a pancake.   BONUS: The man who was provoked by pancakes. […]