Friday Video: Marc Abrahams, “Annals of Improbable Research”

Marc Abrahams visited Google’s office in Cambridge, MA to discuss his new book “This Is Improbable Too” and the Ig Nobel Prizes.

He has long collected odd, imaginative, and brilliantly improbable scientific discoveries from around the world. In his new book, he investigates research on the ins and outs of the very improbable evolutionary innovation that is the human body (brain included):
– What’s the best way to get a monkey to floss regularly?
– How much dandruff do soldiers in Pakistan’s army have?
– What is the real meaning of the finger?

Marc Abrahams is the editor and co-founder of the science humor magazine Annals of Improbable Research, a weekly columnist for the Guardian, and author of “This is Improbable: Cheese String Theory, Magnetic Chickens, and Other WTF Research”. He is the founder of the Ig Nobel Prizes ceremony, which are presented annually at Harvard. @MarcAbrahams

Published on Oct 23, 2014

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