Ig Limericks: Levitating Frogs, Incompetence Unawareness

“Ig Nobel Limericks: Levitating Frogs, Incompetence Unawareness” is a featured revue article in the special Children issue (volume 27, number 5) of the magazine Annals of Improbable Research. Read this article, free, on the web. Then, if these limericks, composed by the Improbable Limerick Laureate, Martin Eiger, inspire you, subscribe to the magazine, or buy […]

Limerick Challenge: His Perspicacity on Tick Paralysis

This month’s RESEARCH LIMERICK challenge — Devise a pleasing limerick that encapsulates this study: “The Perspicacity of Seymour Hadwen on Tick Paralysis — A Commentary,” M.W. Felz, Wilderness and Environmental Medicine, vol. 11 No. 2, 2000, pp. 113-121. The study’s author explains: “A commentary on a study of tick paralysis by Seymour Hadwen [pictured here, […]

Decisive-Regret-Under-Uncertainty Limerick Contest

This month’s research limerick contest: Devise a pleasing limerick that encapsulates this study: “Regret in Decision Making Under Uncertainty,” David E. Bell, Operations Research, vol. 30, no. 5, 1982, pp. 961-981.  The author, at Harvard University, reports: “After making a decision under uncertainty, a person may discover, on learning the relevant outcomes, that another alternative […]

Kevin, the singing biochemistry instructor: Gluconeogenesis

Dr. Kevin Ahern is a Senior Instructor in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at Oregon State University, US.  Dr. Ahern  Kevin has created a selection of “Wildly Popular Metabolic Melodies, Verses and Mildly Popular Limericks” Here is an example : a melody entitled ‘Gluconeogenesis’ Also see : Ahern, Kevin. “Song: I’m a Little Mitochondrion […]