What’s on TV: The NYT recommends the Ig Nobel Documentary

The New York Times today recommends this TV program:

1 P.M. (TV5Monde) QUAND LA SCIENCE FAIT RIRE (2012) What effect do roller coasters have on asthma treatments? Does swearing ease pain? Do we swim more quickly in water or in syrup? The director of this program, Roland Portiche, whose title translates as “When Science Is Funny,” looks at the Ig Nobel Prize, a satirical award presented annually for studies like these by The Annals of Improbable Research, a scientific journal in Cambridge, Mass., created to “first make people laugh, and then make them think.” (In French, without English subtitles.)

BONUS: Telerama’s take on the program

BONUS: The official word from TV5Monde

Improbable Research