The latest from Professor Elliot’s projects

Here are the most recent things to be created under the Professor Elliot name

  • Superconducting Super Loss

    In the late ’70s, a supercollider was proposed to be built in Texas. At 54.1 miles around, it would be the largest ever built; beating the LHC by 37.1 miles! Unfortunately, the project failed due to budget concerns (rising from $4.4 billion in 1987 to $12 billion in 1993), […]

  • Art Diving

    (Note from the author: microphone is out of commission, but the podcast will be up soon) Henri Cosquer is a dive instructor in Southern France. While teaching SCUBA diving clients one day in 1985, he discovered a small underwater opening in the cliff wall. He returned several times during the […]

  • 7 Million Children… Gone

    A new episode a Rarities is now up! Can you guess why 7 million US children disappeared in 1987? […]

  • The Man with Two Faces

    Listen to this article: 1896, the medical encyclopedia Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine was published. Within the tome, was a description of one Edward Mordake. He lived in complete seclusion, refusing the visits even of the members of his own family. He was a young man of fine […]

  • Divine and Destructive: The Truncated Icosahedron

    Listen to this article: It is a shape found in a lot of places. Its influence can be found throughout history and has had an impact on millions, if not billions of humans. The truncated icosahedron has 32 sides; made up of 20 hexagons and 12 pentagons. The first known illustration of […]

  • Resurrection Men

    Listen to this article: There have been many points in history in which it was difficult, if not impossible, for a doctor to study human anatomy. During the 18th and 19th centuries, it became common for bodies to be stolen from their graves. In 1752, the Murder Act was passed in the UK allowing for […]

  • An Adventure in the Past

    A bit of a look into Professor Elliot’s childhood […]

  • Insects on Urinals

    Listen to this article: Some time during the Victorian era, honey bees began appearing painted onto the tops of urinals. Why honey bees? Likely because of a pun from the insect’s Latin family name “apis“. Honey bees are not the only insect to be featured on urinals, and […]