If you do high precision over-cooking — extremely high precision, compared with most cooks — feel free to savor and salivate on the details of this new study about a very new cooking tool. Its use in cooking would apply mainly (or exclusively) to those times when you are cooking dish to the point where the […]
Usefulness, for Teachers, of Ig Nobel Prizes
Here’s yet another use of the Ig Nobel Prizes as a teaching tool:
Do orangutans prefer functional tools or non-functional tools?
Orangutans (Pongo spp.) have been observed to spontaneously use tools of various kinds to achieve their objectives. But researchers from The Great Ape Trust, Des Moines, IA, and Iowa State University wondered whether, given the choice, they might prefer to go for a functional tool (stiff) or a non-functional (floppy) tool. Their experimental study presented […]
A Tool for Removing Stubborn Nuts
Society needs a tool for removing stubborn nuts. And thanks to William R. Lamphere, society has one. Here’s the patent: “Tool for Removing Stubborn Nuts,” William R. Lamphere, US patent #4446622, issued May 8, 1984.