HotAIR - Air Vents (Part 1 of 3)


AIR Vents (part 1 of 3)

Exhalations from our readers

NOTE: The opinions expressed here represent the opinions of the authors and do not necessarily represent the opinions of those who hold other opinions.


Obsessed With Wieners

Allow me to mention, doubtless along with dozens of other immature readers, a research paper you failed to cite in your special Wiener issue (AIR 8:4): “The Extended Wiener Index,” X.H. Li, Chemical Physics Letters, vol. 365, 2002, pp. 135-9. Thank you for your consideration.

~ Tom Tryerson
~ National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
~ Boulder, Co

Mel and Al and Great-Granddad

Thank you for publishing all those historical photographs of Mel. My great-grandfather was not only a contemporary of Einstein (which was not surprising considering that he was born the same year as Einstein), but actually knew him and met him many times. Here is a photograph of my great-grandfather (he is in back of the person standing 27th from the left) and my grandfather and Albert Einstein, and some other people. And guess who is standing just behind my grandfather? It’s Mel!

~ Paloma McMartin, Ph.D
~ East Hampton, NY

Sleep Research Plea

I am conducting research on people who fall asleep while watching black-and-white movies but do not fall asleep while watching color movies. Do any of your readers have any data that might be pertinent?

~ James Otis Francis Tolland Richardson
~ Dalton Lasker Hamilton Erb Fellow
~ University of Toronto
~ Toronto, ON.


This HotAIR feature first appeared in AIR Volume 8 Issue 6. For a complete list of strangely fascinating featured articles elsewhere on this web site, see What's New.