Peruse, if you will, the Rutgers catalog of mathematicians who had strange and/or colorful deaths. Kellen Myers is the keeper of same. (Thanks to investigator Ginny Lewis for bringing this to our attention.)
“It’s an odd thing but when you tell someone the true facts of a mythical tale they are indignant not with the teller but with you. They don’t want to have their ideas upset. It rouses some vague uneasiness in them, I think, and they resent it. So they reject it and refuse to think […]
The special Animal Oddities issue (vol. 17, no. 5) of the magazine (the Annals of Improbable Research) is now online. It’s got lots about heads and lots about animals, and oddities, and animal oddities—and much more. The cover photos show four frogs having at it, and also three frogs engaged in similar activity. The pleasing-paper […]
In Pleasantville, New York, Psychology professor Terrence Hines of Pace University has published another in his series of studies pertaining to odd numbers. This one is: “The odd effect and multiple meanings in English of the words ‘odd’and ‘even,” Terence M. Hines, Psychological Reports, 2010 Oct;107(2):443-6. Professor Hines explains: “Under a variety of conditions, people […]
“An Odd Activity of an Ant (Cataglyphis bicolor): ‘Visiting’,” M.L.R. Harkness and R.D. Harkness, Insectes Sociaux, vol. 38, no. 1, 1991, pp. 45–9 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF01242712). (That’s an except from the article “May We Recommend,” published in AIR 13:4.) Photo: Encyclopedia of Life.