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Pocket-Sized #1024: “Surgery Grapefruit”

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020

In this Pocket-Sized episode #1024, Marc Abrahams shows an unfamiliar research study to Chris Cotsapas. Dramatic readings and reactions ensue.

The research mentioned in this episode is featured in the Important Research issue (Vol. 25, #5) of the Annals of Improbable Research Magazine.

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1. Chris Cotsapas encounters:

The Grapefruit: An Alternative Arthroscopic Tool Skill Platform,” David A. Molho, Stephen M. Sylvia, Daniel L. Schwartz, Sara L. Merwin, and I. Martin Levy, Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery, vol. 33, no. 8, 2017, pp. 1567-1572.

Seth GliksmanProduction Assistant

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BONUS (quasi-related): A new study reports that “Shells and grapefruits inspire first manufactured non-cuttable material“. (Thanks to Neil Judell for bringing it to our attention.)

Pocket-Sized #1023: “Frozen Shirt of a Stranger”

Saturday, July 18th, 2020

Frozen Shirt of a Stranger

In this Pocket-Sized episode #1023, Marc Abrahams shows an unfamiliar research study to Jean Berko Gleason. Dramatic readings and reactions ensue.

The research mentioned in this episode is featured in the special Psychology issue (vol. 26, #1) of the Annals of Improbable Research magazine.

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1. Jean Berko Gleason encounters:

Olfactory cues from romantic partners and strangers influence women’s responses to stress,” Marlise K. Hofer, Hanne K. Collins, Ashley V. Whillans, and Frances S. Chen, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, vol 114, no. 1, Jan 2018, pp. 1-9.

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Pocket-Sized #1022: “Ice Cream & Term Paper Doug”

Wednesday, July 15th, 2020

Ice Cream & Term Paper Doug

In this special Pocked-Sized episode #1022, Marc Abrahams extracts some some flash-frozen bits of history from techno-sociologist Gus Rancatore, proprietor of Toscanini’s Ice Cream.

Today, Gus shares with us the legend of Term Paper Doug.

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Pocket-Sized #1021: “Rain Run Walk”

Saturday, July 11th, 2020

Rain Run Walk

In this Pocket-Sized episode #1021, Marc Abrahams shows an unfamiliar research study to Chris Cotsapas. Dramatic readings and reactions ensue.

The research mentioned in this episode is featured in the Important Research issue (Vol. 25, #5) of the Annals of Improbable Research Magazine.

Remember, our Patreon donors, on most levels, get access to each podcast episode before it is made public.

1. Chris Cotsapas encounters:

How Wet Do You Get in The Rain, If You Don’t Care How Wet You Get?” T.C. Lipscombe, Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences, Fall 2017, pp. 1-15. 

Seth GliksmanProduction Assistant

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Pocket-Sized #1020: “Spin-Stretched Ant Neck”

Wednesday, July 8th, 2020

Spin-Stretched Ant Neck

In this Pocket-Sized episode #1020, Marc Abrahams shows an unfamiliar research study to Melissa Franklin. Dramatic readings and reactions ensue.

The research mentioned in this episode is featured in the Centrifugal Research issue (Vol. 20, #3) of the Annals of Improbable Research Magazine.

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1. Melissa Franklin encounters:

The Exoskeletal Structure and Tensile Loading Behavior of an Ant Neck Joint,” Vienny Nguyen, Blaine Lilly and Carlos Castro, Journal of Biomechanics, vol. 47, no. 2, January 22, 2014, pp. 497–504.

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