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This is Improbable: Cheese String Theory, Magnetic Chickens, and Other WTF Research [Paperback]

Marc Abrahams
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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

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“After reading this hilarious book, you'll never look at scientists in the same way again.” Terry Jones, bestselling author and Python

“Wonderful! The definitive compendium of quirky, jaw-dropping research”
Richard Wiseman, 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

“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, author of Stiff and Packing for Mars

‘Fabulously left-field… A great reminder that science knows no boundaries.' BBC Focus

‘If you’re not aware of Marc Abrahams, you’re in for a treat… an enjoyable, funny, light hearted look at the weird and wonderful side of scientific research. We Love This Book


‘a fun collection with a lot of great cocktail party conversation material, and Abrahams covers it all with a dry wit that lets the hilarity of the work speak for itself’Scientopia

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Laugh out loud and then think seriously about these outlandish scientific studies

About the Author

Marc Abrahams is the editor and co-founder of the science humour magazine Annals of Improbable Research and a weekly columnist for the Guardian. He is the founder of the Ig Nobel Prizes, which honour achievements that make people laugh, and then think, and which are presented in an annual ceremony at Harvard University. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts with his wife, Robin.

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