Dog/door/pretend-weeping research by Julia Meyers-Manor: (Thanks to the QI Elves for bringing this video to our attention.)
Podcast 29: Eat a shrew, and an epidemic of penile amputations
The secret of why onions make people cry; the scientist who ate and excreted a shrew; the one-armed man who was arrested for applauding; the question of when cows lie down and stand up; and surgical management of an epidemic of penile amputations in Siam; and a cat unexpectedly taking over the podcast — all these all […]
Reed M. N. Weep (retired)
Improbable apologises for the late notice regarding the retirement of columnist Reed M. N. Weep from the scholarly journal Bulletin for the Study of Religion. An announcement of his retirement from the journal, and indeed academia in general, can be found here. The journal also lists his recent columns. May we recommend : ‘When Did […]
Why does wine cry?
Invoking the interaction of differing surface tensions, Dan Quinn answers the question “Why Does Wine Cry”: (HT Aatish Bhatia) BONUS (unrelated, except in that it does involve both wine and crying, and someone who is interested in physics): Video of 22-year-old physics student Daniel Murphy from Dublin crying wine: BONUS (unrelated): Bobbejaan performs the song […]