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Fun with Amazon

Amazon has introduced a somewhat odd new feature.

On any page for a book included in the ‘search inside the book’ feature, you are presented with a list of Statistically Improbably Phrases.

SIPs, as Amazon calls them, are phrases unique to this particular book – they don’t show up very often in other works.

Sort of interesting to look at from a trivia standpoint, but I’m not sure of any practical uses.

Here’s the SIPs from a book I picked up used at Barnes and Noble tonight, The Best Time Travel Stories of the 20th Century:

  • fire watch stone
  • churten theory
  • big extension cage
  • beacon chamber
  • antigravity beamers
  • transition chamber
  • temporal physics