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This is Improbable
Cheese String Theory, Magnetic Chickens and Other WTF ResearchMarc Abrahams
Marc Abrahams, the mind behind the internationally renowned Ig Nobel Prizes, is on a mission: to gather the bizarre, the questionable, the brilliant, the downright funny, the profound – everything improbable – from the annals of science research.
What’s the best way to slice a ham sandwich, mathematically?
What makes Bobs look especially Bob-like?
Is the right or left ear better at discerning lies?
Could mice be outfitted with parachutes to kill tree snakes?