Postal workers have no sense of humor, according to an odd stereotype that mutters around the Internet. But, with a few exceptions, it’s not true. The National Association of Letter Carriers has a newsletter called Postal Record. Postal Record‘s April 2011 issue has an article called “Unsigned, unsealed… DELIVERED — Experimenter tests USPS’s sense of humor. The […]
If you are a young man inclined to read old books about amusement for men who were, at the time the books were written, young, this book may provide some amusement. Called The Young Man’s Book of Amusement, it was published in 1856, and is now online thanks to Google Books:
An essay by John Carney on MSNBS’s NetNet blog looks at several experiments involving the relationship between death and taxes. The newest experiment, like several of the old ones, is being conducted in the United States. The essay does not fail to mention the study that earned the 2001 Ig Nobel Prize in economics (but […]
Reto Schneider and his magnificent book and videos of strange scientific experiments were featured on Spiegel TV Magazin.
From humble elements (nature’s own) did Theo Gray make a nifty book, just published, called Mad Science, chock full of experiments you should absolutely not do unless you are sure you can do them safely and have extremely good reason for your certainty, in which case you will wear good safety goggles and all other […]