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Marc Abrahams: A Science Award That Makes You Laugh, Then Think

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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  1. Wow – I really need to market those bra/facemasks here in Phoenix. We get massive dust storms during the summer. These storms also known as “Haboobs” (yes – really!!) and the dust they kick up often cause acute respiratory issues and Valley Fever. There could also be a male version – the jock strap/face mask. Of course, you could not split this in half like a bra but somehow I don’t think anyone would mind not sharing…

    1. Of course, you could not split this in half like a bra but somehow I don’t think anyone would mind not sharing…

      I think you’re right Jennifer – I think I’d personally prefer to risk the acute respiratory issues!

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