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Stalking the Knitted Gangrene

Step 1: Go to bmj.com

If you see knitted gangrene, read accompanying copy. Then read Note 1 below.

If you don't see knitted gangrene (perhaps because it is no longer 23 September), please proceed to the next step.

Step 2: Go to the BMJ News tab

Repeat "If...." instructions above.

Step 3: Go to this Improbable Research blog post

You should see knitted gangrene there. Read accompanying copy.

Note 1: Once you see knitted gangrene and read the accompanying copy, you don't need to complete any of the latter steps. All links lead to the same information, more or less.

Note 2: For those wary of unknown websites, yes, that's the British Medical Journal BMJ. Really.

Note 3: The picture and article will also be in the print edition of this week's BMJ.

Note 4: Even in today's competitive college application market, I bet not many admission's officers see citations like this from American high school seniors.

Note 5: No, really, I had no idea. I mean, we knew the picture was going to accompany a short article in advance of next Thursday's Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony. We were darned excited about that. I had no idea that the article was going to be about the knitted gangrene and the young woman who designed and created it, or that it was going to make the main page of the BMJ website. Yowser.

Note 6: Screen shot behind the cut tag; click on that image for a sampling of other screen shots and article citation info. It's all hanging out in the gallery of Bacteria for the 20th First Annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony.

Note 73: The ceremony has been sold out for weeks, but everyone's welcome at the LIVE WEBCAST on YouTube. Thursday, September 30th schedule:
Test pattern: 7:05 pm (Boston time)
Webcast begins: 7:15 pm
Ceremony begins: 7:30 pm

Here's where to watch the webcast.

Also, the Ig Informal Lectures at MIT on Saturday, October 2nd, are great fun. Free admission -- but seating is limited. More info awaits those who scroll down the Ig page.


Close-up of BMJ Homepage, 22September2010
Close-up of BMJ Homepage, 22September2010



Signed: Aunt, Unca, Mother, Friend

(Ref: Robert Lichtman’s Trap Door #13.)

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( 5 comments — Leave a comment )
fredcritter
Sep. 23rd, 2010 11:03 am (UTC)
Wow!!! Thanks Unca Geri!
mizzlaurajean
Sep. 23rd, 2010 05:04 pm (UTC)
Fantastic!

Also highly amusing.
davidschroth
Sep. 23rd, 2010 05:42 pm (UTC)
Kewl!

Maybe Gavi can now turn her talent toward knitting a guillotine for Wiscon, thus making Unca Larry happy...
kaffyr
Sep. 23rd, 2010 06:03 pm (UTC)
*applause*
le_trombone
Sep. 23rd, 2010 06:12 pm (UTC)
This is... Just. So. Cool.

Congratulations!

Let's see... can you knit a cold fusion kit?
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