The Power of Rhinoplasty

Via the Improbable Research Blog (the essential resource for the sillier end of science), we learn of the latest advance in quackery quantum theory: the unhappening machine.


The improbable crew (or at least Martin Gardner – no, not that one. I hope) show us this figure, from a previous report that showed how to turn something into its opposite:

After careful perusal, it is clear that you move between mind and matter by changing the shape of your nose.

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2 Responses to The Power of Rhinoplasty

  1. Mike Fowler says:

    Matter’s nose has a serious nasal hair problem. If you squint.
    But more seriously, they’re joking, right? They do realise that ≡≠=?

  2. Cath Ennis says:

    I’ve often suspected that wasabi has spooky quantum effects, and now I have a mechanism! Nothing makes me involuntarily change the shape of my nose than a good dose of wasabi.
    Do you also have to squint very, very hard?