Things You Do Not Need To Know, But What The Heck

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Marc Abrahams, the founder of the famous Ig Nobel Prize, offers an addictive, wryly funny exposé of the oddest, most imaginative, and just plain improbable research from around the world. He looks into why books on ethics are more likely to get stolen and how promoting people randomly improves their work, to what time of month generates higher tips for Vegas lap dancers and how mice were outfitted with parachutes to find a better way to murder tree snakes in Guam.

Abrahams’ tour through these unlikeliest investigations of animals, plants, and minerals (including humans) will first make you laugh, then make you think about the globe in a new way.

“The founder of the Ig Nobel Prizes exposes the most bonkers research projects from around the globe: from what time of the month generates the highest tips for Vegas lap dancers, to the best way to slice a ham. Utterly hilarious.”
The Bookselller”
After reading this hilarious book, you’ll never look at scientists in the same way again.”
Terry Jones, ex-python

“Wonderful! The definitive compendium of quirky, jaw-dropping research”
Richard Wiseman, bestselling author of :59 Seconds

“Delightful… a pleasure to read in the bathroom and in the bedroom, and the kind of book that makes you seem smarter when you share it with friends (just make sure you wash your hands first).”
Dan Ariely, author of Predictably Irrational and James B. Duke Professor of Behavioral Economics at Duke University

“Marc Abrahams is a perfectly calibrated filtration system into which all of science is poured and out of which comes pure, giddy goofball delight.  This book is a delicious, addictive treat.”

Mary Roach, bestselling author of Stiff and Packing for Mars

The index for This is Improbable is available to download by clicking here.

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