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Improbable video: Michael Jacksonization, bomb bay door, bird

Saturday, March 28th, 2020

Michael Jacksonizationbomb bay door, and bird all appear in Improbable Research Collection #102:

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.

Improbable video: The net, the flea, the duck and its lover

Thursday, March 26th, 2020

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.

“The most viewed medical video in the world” [sex in an MRI]

Friday, December 20th, 2019

French medical journalist Marc Gozlan reminds us that the most viewed article in the history of the British Medical Journal led to the creation of what became “The most viewed medical video in the world“.

Here is that video:

Where did that come from?

Here’s the story of how that video came to be, and how it came to be seen. We are not unhappy at having played a part in that story: “Sex and videotape“.

Ciencia Colada takes an Ig Nobel ramble

Saturday, November 3rd, 2018

Ciencia Colada takes a two-part ramble, in Spanish, through some history of the Ig Nobel Prizes and glances, a bit, at some of the other activities of Improbable Research (including a few of the Improbable Research Collection videos):

 

A Million Random Digits [research study, with implied drama]

Friday, October 19th, 2018

The book A Million Random Digits with 100,000 Normal Deviates is appreciated in the article “A Million Random Digits,” which is one of the articles in the special Numbers issue of the Annals of Improbable Research, which is one of the 142 issues published so far!

The original, digit-laden study was published by the Rand Corporation in 1955. We so appreciate that original study that we produced this video version of our appreciation:

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