This gem is one of the best known locations online since 1994, when it first set out to explore some ridiculous aspects of science. In truth — AIR editors (led to this day by AIR founder Marc Abrahams) never have to dig very deep in order to find the next hysterical topic. Consider a study of Heat Loss from Ducks’ Feet Immersed in Cold Water, a reflective observation of Hermetic Melancholia and the Suffering of Androids, a morbid piece called “Death: From Bad to Worse” and a critical exploration of Differences Between Actual and Imagined Usage of Chopsticks.
Other specials include a comparison between apples and oranges, a discussion about the taxonomy of Barney, a study of the question “Does a Cat Always Land on Its Feet?” and the Dead Grandmother/Exam Syndrome. Use the local search facility to find your way to a side-splitting study on the effects of peanut butter on the rotation of the earth. Finally, hit the high notes and read “On Yawning; or, The Hidden Sexuality of the Human Yawn.”
AIR comes out six times each year, as well as a (shorter, free) monthly e-mail missive.