L. Mahadevan, who was awarded an Ig Nobel Prize in physics for studying how sheets get wrinkled, wrote a loving tribute, a few months ago, to his teacher Joseph Keller [pictured here]. Keller is a two-time Ig Nobel Prize winner. The entire essay appears in SIAM News. Here are snippets: Joe Keller’s contributions to the […]
It was back in 2009 when professor Jean-Marc Vanden-Broeck of the University of East Anglia, England, and Belgium, acquired the Ig Nobel prize for physics – for calculating how to make a teapot spout that does not drip. Coincidentally (or not, as the case may be), in that very same year the teapot spout drip […]
“How useless is a chocolate teapot?” ask The Naked Scientists, who then answer the question to their own — and perhaps also to your — satisfaction, documenting it with photos and a video. (Thanks to investigator David Kessler for bringing this to our attention.)
Voila newly found items in the sport of commemorative head-of-real-person teapot hunting. Click on each image to get to the web site where it originates. The potheads here are Albert Einstein and Elvis Presley (both found by investigator Rick Kuiper).
I have news for Simon Hoggart (March 8). There is a teapot orbiting the sun. It’s in my kitchen cupboard. Dr David Philpott London —letter in The Guardian, March 10, 2008 [NOTE: the notion of the orbiting teapot may have originated with Bertrand Russell. See pages 547-8 of volume 11 of the book The Collected […]