- Psychology and neuroscience research fraud at Washington University.
- Puzzling scientific fraud. Someone made up a paper and put fictitious names on it. Why? On the face of it, the goal was to hurt someone the fraudster didn’t like but actually the publicity helps the victim.
- A guide to sour beer. “The brewers I interviewed for this story agreed that in many ways, sour-beer-making is more like winemaking than brewing.” I love sour beers.
- The Willat Effect at xkcd
- press release from the Korean Food Foundation about kimchi
Thanks to Aaron Blaisdell and Peter Lewis.
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I had a pint of Erdinger(hefe) that had sat in a poorly maintained keg in a bar in Wan Chai for so long that it had gone pleasantly sour. I had drank proper Belgian lambics before and it was so close, that I actually just finished the beer without complaining and appreciated that a lambic in Hong Kong would have cost me alot more, if I could even find one!
I pride myself on having an ample vocabulary but am stumped by the word “vertebration”. The pot has vertebra?
Now that I think about it, it could be “ventilation”.
Rotproofness also was troubling — how could it be rotproof and biodegradable at the same time? But I think they mean “anti-fungal” here.
Spoke too soon! Here’s what Wikipedia says about Onggi pots:
Well, that clears that up!
I believe the moral should be choose your Willat Effect wisely.
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