Welcome to Marc Abrahams: A science award that makes you laugh, then think ! Topics include: 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.
TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world’s leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design — plus science, business, global issues, the arts and much more.
Find closed captions and translated subtitles in many languages at http://www.ted.com/translate
Follow TED news on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/tednews
Like TED on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TED
Subscribe to our channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/TEDtalksDirector
View Count: 119054
Video Likes: 1900
Video Dislikes: 51
Video Tags:: TEDTalk,TEDTalks,TED Talk,TED Talks,TED,TEDMED,Marc Abrahams,Ig Nobel Prize (Award),humor,science,medicine,technology
Let us know if this video was what you were looking for. Kindly reply to the comments below.
Suggestions and funny stories are greatly appreciated. If you have a funny story or experience you want to share — email us for details. Feel to subscribe and bookmark us. As we update videos daily. Thank you!