(Video of) A measure of improbability at NIST

Here’s video of the colloquium talk I did a few days ago at NIST, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, in Gaithersburg Maryland.  The official description: “A Measure of Improbable Research — haphazardly selected samples of Ig Nobel Prize-winning and other research that makes people LAUGH then THINK”. The talk was  broadcast live to NIST facilities in Boulder, Colorado and Charleston, South Carolina. The event also featured Ig Nobel Prize winner Theo Gray, inventor of the 4-legged periodic table table, and Ted Doiron, the NIST scientist who co-authored (with his son, who at the time was a high school student) the only study ever performed to assess the metrology of complimentary small plastic rulers.