6.24.2008

The Improbable Research Collection

If you're a fan of the Ig Noble awards and have had your fill of the Evolution of Dance, then prepare yourself for the Improbable Research Collection, a series of videos from the wackier side of science. Based on their first video, things can only get better...then again, the Annals of Improbable Research has always been more than a little quirky.



NewTeeVee has a review.
There will certainly be an audience for this kind of thing––it’s deep nerdism with the pacing and absurdity of a classic Monty Python episode. There will also be an audience in which these unrelated ephemera, transitioned together with whiplash-fast disregard for logical connection, will induce nothing but a shrug.
A shrug? I s'pose. Maybe it's just too highbrow for some people. After all, who really has the time to wade through the morass of details behind studies like:
Feline Reactions to Bearded Men

Abstract

Cats were exposed to photographs of bearded men. The beards were of various sizes, shapes, and styles. The cats' responses were recorded and analyzed.

1 comment:

Erica said...

Homosexual necrophilia in mallard ducks is usually not terribly highbrow. It is at least as funny as Monty Python, though.