The secret of why onions make people cry; the scientist who ate and excreted a shrew; the one-armed man who was arrested for applauding; the question of when cows lie down and stand up; and surgical management of an epidemic of penile amputations in Siam; and a cat unexpectedly taking over the podcast — all these all turn up in this week’s Improbable Research podcast.
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This week, Marc Abrahams tells about:
- The 2013 Ig Nobel Prize winners – PART 2. (List of the 2013 Ig Nobel Prize winners, with links to their research. Featuring a dramatic reading by Jean Berko Gleason, whose cat, Foster, also entered into the doings.) Here’s the study “Surgical Management of an Epidemic of Penile Amputations in Siam“:
- The 25th First Annual Ig Nobel Prize ceremony (and webcast), which will happen on Thursday, September 17, 2015.
The mysterious John Schedler perhaps did the sound engineering this week.
The Improbable Research podcast is all about research that makes people LAUGH, then THINK — real research, about anything and everything, from everywhere —research that may be good or bad, important or trivial, valuable or worthless. CBS distributes it, both on the new CBS Play.it web site, and on iTunes and Spotify).