Investigator Dan Fingerman writes: In light of AIR’s classic article by Scott Sandford on comparing apples and oranges, I thought you might appreciate this. Google has introduced an algorithmic way to compare two items (such as apples & oranges). Google will compare the two items when search terms are entered in the form: compare item1 item2. Here is the […]
People full endlessly about whether and how to compare apples and pears, or apples and oranges, or whatever similar comparison is popular in their culture. Here’s a comparatively new approach: “Comparing Apples and Pears in Studies on Magnitude Estimations,” Mirjam Ebersbach [pictured here], Koen Luwel and Lieven Verschaffe, Frontiers in Cognitive Science, June 18, 2013. […]
A good comparison can be hard to come by. This new study offers a brand new comparison: “The Removal of Pluto from the Class of Planets and Homosexuality from the Class of Psychiatric Disorders: A Comparison,” Peter Zachar and Kenneth S Kendler [pictured here], Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine, vol. 7, no. 1, 2012. […]
Disambiguation preamble : 2,4-D should not in any way be confused with 2D:4D Some people feel that the ‘navels’ of Navel Oranges are just too big. What’s to be done? Giverson Mupambi, of the Agriculture (Horticultural Science) department at the Faculty of AgriSciences, Stellenbosch University, South Africa, wondered if a liberal application of 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid, 2,4-D […]
Some years ago Scott Sandford, in the Annals of Improbable Research, explained how to properly, scientifically compare apples and oranges. Now, Jerry James Stone, on the Discovery web site, explains how to compare Apple products and apples (the fruit): See the web site for more detail, including a larger version of Stone’s image.
Two conjunctions of apples and oranges: 1. This video shows someone finding out how many round, juicy oranges it takes to power an Apple iPhone. 2. Scott Sandford’s classic article “Apples and Oranges,” published in volume 1, no. 3 of the Annals of Improbable Research. Sandford writes: “it is not difficult to demonstrate that apples […]