Friday Foolery #49: The Shortest Abstract Ever! [2]

30 03 2012

In a previous Friday Foolery post I mentioned what I thought was the shortest abstract ever.

 “Probably not”.

But a reader (Trollface”pointed out in a comment that there was an even shorter (and much older) abstract of a paper in the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America. It was published in 1974.

The abstract simply says: Yes.

It could only be beaten by an abstract saying: “No”, “!”, “?” or a blank one.


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30 03 2012
Adam Benton

Genius.

5 04 2012
Catherine Voutier

I would guess that someone imputed ‘yes’ in the abstract field because there was an abstract instead of putting the abstract in. Funny tho’ !

23 04 2012
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