Laugh, if you will, at these pithy summaries, in plain language, of academic theses. Who wrote the summaries? The people who wrote the theses — each summarizing their own work. It’s all on the web site LOLmythesis.com (Thanks to Ivan Oransky for bringing this to our attention.)
A ritual monster of Spain has a long abstract
A scholarly paper about a ritual monster of Spain appears to have a monstrously loooooooooong abstract, which you can see if you click the link on the title: “Tarasca: ritual monster of Spain,” David D. Gilmore, Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society, vol. 152, no. 3, September 2008, pp. 362-82. The author is at Stony brook University.
Thesis topics, each summarized in one sentence
Students describe their thesis topic, in one sentence. The LoL My Thesis web site presents lots of these single-sentence summaries. Here are a few [each with the person’s field-of-study and institution]: This is a weird star cluster and we absolutely have no idea how it formed – sorry. [Astrophysics, Whitman College] A kiwi egg, despite […]
Cartoon summary of Ig winners, in Portuguese
Point da Bio created this cartoon summary of the 2010 Ig Nobel Prize winners: