Victor Hugo De Souza Barreto attended orgies, gathering facts for his Ph.D. thesis. The thesis is: “Festas ee Orgia Para Homens: Territórios ee Intensidade Esocialidade Masculina,” Victor Hugo De Souza Barreto, doctoral thesis in anthropology, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil, 2016. The author explains: In this work , I intend to present a reflection on certain […]
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.)
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 […]
North Carolina is a world leader in producing student theses about underwear. Here are two. [The first might be summarized by saying: “Witness the fitness of His work”] “Sizing and Fit of Men’s Underwear,” Taihesia Altovise Ross, master’s degree thesis, North Carolina State University, 2005. The author begins by saying: “Although my name is attached to […]
This was a big week for Mr. Wank [pictured here]. He defended his PhD thesis at Delft University of Technology. (Thanks to investigator R.D. Abbelon for bringing it to our attention.) Thesis defence by Mr. M.A. Wank: “Manipulating the Hydrogenated Amorphous Silicon Growing Surface“. 14 March 2011 | 10:00 o’clock. location: Aula TU Delft. Mr. […]
After zoooology [mentioned here earlier today] comes chemstry. This master of science dissertation is revealing: “Improving student comprehension in chemstry laboratories“, Tracy Lynn Haroff, M.S., Michigan State University, 2006, 110 pages; AAT 1438107.
Rik Kuiper, curator of the Museum of Unintended Use, writes: [I] received this press release, recently issued by Leiden University. It started like this: “Playing the piano with your forearm, plucking the strings, sawing through the piano: pianist Luk Vaes‘s doctoral dissertation covers all the techniques of play for which a piano is NOT designed.” […]