The net, the flea, the duck and its lover all appear in Improbable Research Collection #101: Our series of tiny bits-and-pieces videos peeks at improbable research — research that makes people laugh, then think. Here, below, is a skimpy guide to these little videos. We might make some more.
Slowing down ping pong for TV (study)
“The medial [sic] appeal of table tennis seems to go down in terms of TV hours, at least outside Asia. One of the reasons is the fact that the speed of the game is nowadays so high that it is very hard for spectators to follow the balls.” So, in terms of slowing down the […]
Moms on the Net: Intro to Computer Science
“Moms on the Net” is a propaganda video about moms on the net. It’s not new, but it’s got staying power. It begins with the words “What a day”: This video is a good introduction, in its own way, though possibly in no other way, to the field of computer science. (Thanks to investigator Carole […]
Ig winner Hsieh is found
2007 Ig Nobel Economics Prize winner Hsieh Kuo-cheng — who was feared to be dead or missing — is alive and well. And apparently, he is pleased at winning an Ig Nobel Prize. A November 5 Taipei Times article reports: Ig Nobel winner talks inspiration Imagine this: A robber goes into a bank with a […]