Ig Nobel: A science award that makes you laugh, then think
From a device that assists women in giving birth through centripetal force (let’s contemplate that horrifying idea for a moment), to understanding why woodpeckers do not get headaches, and the dangers of falling coconuts. This odd collection of studies all share a key distinction: they have been awarded an Ig Nobel prize.
As founder of the Ig Nobel awards, Marc Abrahams explores the world’s most improbable research. In this thought-provoking (and occasionally side-splitting) talk, he tells stories of truly weird science — and makes the case that silliness is critical to boosting public interest in science.
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