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Pocket-Sized #1018: “Centrifugal Chicken Sh*t”

Wednesday, July 1st, 2020

Centrifugal Chicken Sh*t

In this Pocket-Sized episode #1018, Marc Abrahams shows an unfamiliar research study to Melissa Franklin. Dramatic readings and reactions ensue.

The research mentioned in this episode is featured in the Centrifugal Research issue (Vol. 20, #3) of the Annals of Improbable Research Magazine.

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1. Melissa Franklin encounters:

Centrifugal Spreader Mass and Nutrients Distribution Patterns for Application of Fresh and Aged Poultry Litter,” W. D. Temple, M. Skowrońska, and A. A. Bomke, Journal of Environmental Management, vol. 139, 2014, pp. 200–7.

Seth GliksmanProduction Assistant

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Pocket-Sized #1017: “Normally Chasing Their Tails”

Saturday, June 27th, 2020

Normally Chasing Their Tails

In this Pocket-Sized episode #1017, Marc Abrahams shows an unfamiliar research study to Dany Adams. Dramatic readings and reactions ensue.

The research mentioned in this episode is featured in the Dogs (and Cats) issue (Vol. 21, #4) of the Annals of Improbable Research Magazine.

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1. Dany Adams encounters:

A Vicious Cycle: A Cross-Sectional Study of Canine Tail-Chasing and Human Responses to It, Using a Free Video-Sharing Website,” Charlotte C. Burn, PLoS ONE, vol. 6, no. 11, 2011, e26553.

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Podcast Episode #213: “The 29th 1st Annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony”

Wednesday, June 24th, 2020

The 29th 1st Annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony of 2019

In episode #213, Marc Abrahams presents the 29th 1st Annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony which took place at the Sanders Theatre at Harvard University in 2019. This is a truncated form of the full ceremony to make for better radio, but the full event can be viewed here.

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1. We all encounter:

Ceremony details are online at Improbable Research.

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COMING ATTRACTION: The next Ig Nobel Prize ceremony—the 30th First Annual, on September 17, 2020—will be a little different from its 29 predecessors.

Pocket-Sized #1016: “Apewoman Siren”

Saturday, June 20th, 2020

Apewoman Siren

In this Pocket-Sized episode #1016, Marc Abrahams shows an unfamiliar research study to Chris Cotsapas. Dramatic readings and reactions ensue.

The research mentioned in this episode is featured in the Important Research issue (Vol. 25, #5) of the Annals of Improbable Research Magazine.

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1. Chris Cotsapas encounters:

The Tale of the Apewoman Who Craved to Become a Siren: A Natural Way to Combat Radically Hirsutism,” Lorenzo Martini, Our Dermatology Online, vol. 8, no. 2, 2017, pp. 152-155.

Seth GliksmanProduction Assistant

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Pocket-Sized #1015: “Scary Masks in a Zoo”

Wednesday, June 17th, 2020

Scary Masks in a Zoo

In this Pocket-Sized episode #1015, Marc Abrahams shows an unfamiliar research study to Jean Berko Gleason. Dramatic readings and reactions ensue.

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1. Jean Berko Gleason encounters:

Perception of Scary Halloween Masks by Zoo Animals and Humans,” Joan M. Sinnott, H. Anton Speaker, Laura A. Powell, and Kelly W. Mosteller, International Journal of Comparative Psychology 25 (2012): 83-96. 

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