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“And Then It Began”– an Ig Nobel Prize favorite moment

August 2nd, 2020

This historic Ig Nobel Favorite Moment video stars Maria Ferrante, who starred in many of the Ig Nobel operas.

The Ig Nobel Prizes honor achievements that make people LAUGH, then THINK.

The 30th First Annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony will be webcast September 17, 2020 at www.improbable.com.

Coordinator, Narrator, & Typist: Seth Gliksman

Pocket-Sized #1027: “Happiness Equation”

August 1st, 2020

In this Pocket-Sized episode #1027, Marc Abrahams shows an unfamiliar research study to Jean Berko Gleason. Dramatic readings and reactions ensue.

The research mentioned in this episode is featured in the special Psychology issue (vol. 26, #1) of the Annals of Improbable Research magazine.

Remember, our Patreon donors, on most levels, get access to each podcast episode before it is made public.

1. Jean Berko Gleason encounters:

The Social Contingency of Momentary Subjective Well-Being,”  Robb B. Rutledge, Archy O. de Berker, Svenja Espenhahn, Peter Dayan, and Raymond J. Dolan, Nature Communications, vol. 7, no. 11825, 2016.

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“The The Woman and Miss Sweetie Poo”– an Ig Nobel Prize favorite moment

August 1st, 2020

This historic Ig Nobel Favorite Moment video stars Glenda Browne, Ig Nobel Literature Prize winner, for her study of the word “the” — and of the many ways that word causes problems for anyone who tries to put things into alphabetical order.

Thanks to Jenny Browne as a guest voice and Jon Jermey.

The Ig Nobel Prizes honor achievements that make people LAUGH, then THINK.

The 30th First Annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony will be webcast September 17, 2020 at www.improbable.com.

Coordinator, Narrator, & Typist: Seth Gliksman

“Let Me Do The Duck Talk” – An Ig Nobel Prize favorite moment

July 31st, 2020

This historic Ig Nobel Favorite Moment video stars Kees Moeliker, Ig Nobel Biology Prize winner for documenting homosexual necrophilia in the mallard duck. Guest appearance: Sezen Moeliker.

The Ig Nobel Prizes honor achievements that make people LAUGH, then THINK.

And for those of a more Dutch inclination:

The 30th First Annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony will be webcast September 17, 2020 at www.improbable.com.

Coordinator, Narrator, & Typist: Seth Gliksman

Pocket-Sized #1026: “Swimming in Fat Metaphors”

July 29th, 2020

In this Pocket-Sized episode #1026, Marc Abrahams shows an unfamiliar research study to Dany Adams. Dramatic readings and reactions ensue.

The research mentioned in this episode is featured in the Dogs (and Cats) issue (Vol. 21, #4) of the Annals of Improbable Research Magazine.

Remember, our Patreon donors, on most levels, get access to each podcast episode before it is made public.

1. Dany Adams encounters:

How Much Energy is Locked in the USA? Alternative Metrics for Characterising the Magnitude of Overweight and Obesity Derived from BRFSS 2010 Data,” Daniel D. Reidpath, Mohd Masood, and Pascale Allotey, International Journal of Public Health, vol. 59, no. 3, 2014, pp. 503-507. 

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