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Podcast Episode #1063: “And Now, a Needle in the Rectum”

Sunday, April 11th, 2021

In Podcast Episode #1063, Marc Abrahams shows an unfamiliar research study to statistical geneticist Chris Cotsapas. Dramatic readings and reactions ensue.

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Chris Cotsapas encounters:

And Now, a Needle in the Rectum,” Naresh K. Soni, Ashwini Gupta, and Narayan S. Shekhawat, Indian Journal of Gastroenterology, vol. 16, no. 2, April 1997, pp. 77–8.

Seth GliksmanProduction Assistant

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Podcast Episode #1062: “Happiness from Painful Insect Stings”

Monday, April 5th, 2021

In Podcast Episode #1062, Marc Abrahams shows a poetical research paper — about insect-sting pain — to QI Elves James Harkin, Dan Schreiber, Anne Miller, Steve Colgan, and Alex Bell. Dramatic readings and reactions ensue.

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The QI Elves encounter:

The Sting of the Wild‘ by Justin O. Schmidt, Johns Hopkins Press, 2016. ISBN: 9781421419282.

Seth GliksmanProduction Assistant

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Podcast Episode #1061: “Jean Berko Gleason’s Disgusting Word List”

Sunday, March 28th, 2021

In Podcast Episode #1061, Jean Berko Gleason shares an unfortunate lexicon with Improbable founder Marc Abrahams.

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Marc Abrahams encounters:

Jean Berko Gleason

Seth GliksmanProduction Assistant

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Podcast Episode #1060: “How Much Saliva Does a Five-Year-Old Produce?”

Monday, March 22nd, 2021

In Podcast Episode #1060, Marc Abrahams shows an unfamiliar research study to fluid dynamicist Nicole Sharp. Dramatic readings and reactions ensue.

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Nicole Sharp encounters:

Estimation of the Total Saliva Volume Produced Per Day in Five-Year-Old Children,” S. Watanabe, M. Ohnishi, K. Imai, E. Kawano, and S. Igarashi, Archives of Oral Biology, vol. 40, no. 8, August 1995, pp.781-782. 

The authors of the study were awarded the Ig Nobel Prize for chemistry, in 2019.

Seth GliksmanProduction Assistant

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Podcast Episode #1059: “The Best Life Opera (Act 2)”

Monday, March 15th, 2021

In Podcast Episode #1059, we hear the second act—a breathgiving look at all the zillions of species of life, gathered together in one big room—of “The Best Life”, a mini-opera which debuted in 2015 at the 25th First Annual Ig Nobel Ceremony.

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Seth GliksmanProduction Assistant

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