Robot Sex: The Next Big Tourism Draw May Not Be Disease-Free

Ian Yeoman, a tourism futurist, has predicted that robot prostitution could be a tourism draw in the future, perhaps even in the next 50 years. Dr. Yeoman claims that robot sex workers could have advantages such as not passing on sexually-transmitted diseases. However, any budding robo-entrepreneur should perhaps first take a good, long look at […]

Ig Winning software might have prevented porn Arrest

A South Florida man might have avoided arrest had he installed Ig Nobel-winning catproofing software on his computer. According to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, a man’s cat has been implicated in his arrest for having child pornography on his computer. Martin County Sheriff’s detectives didn’t buy it when a 48-year-old Jensen Beach man claimed that […]

This Saturday: Improbable Research Cabaret

If you have any questions as to how or whether to use Coca-Cola for birth control, this is your chance to ask someone who really knows. [Update In Response To Questions From Several Individuals: No, Coca-Cola is not sponsoring this event.] This Saturday, May 2nd, will see the very first Improbable Research Cabaret, part of […]

Improbable Reunion

An improbable (but real) reunion [see photo] took place during the 2008 Alpbach Technology Forum in Tirol, Austria on August 23, 2008, where I was invited to talk – together with Marc Abrahams – about Improbable Research and the Ig Nobel prizes. Among the other plenary speakers were several Nobel laureates. One of them – […]