Marc Abrahams


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Marc Abrahams writes the 'Improbable Research' column for the Guardian and is the author of 'This Is Improbable'. He is the founding editor of the science humour magazine Annals of Improbable Research and founder of the Ig Nobel Prizes, which are presented at Harvard University each year. Abrahams and the Ig have been covered by the BBC, New Scientist, Daily Mail, Times, and numerous other outlets internationally. He lives in Massachusetts.

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Photographers walking backwards – and falling over (study)

It’s a staple gag for any slapstick movie. Trying for a wider shot, a photographer walks backwards (without looking) and trips over something. Amusing perhaps, but on occasions dangerous too. Odd then, that in the academic literature on safety and ergonomics, there a very few scholarly studies of this ubiquitous syndrome. In fact, there may only be one – in which certified professional ergonomi...

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Published on March 21, 2019 07:22
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The Ig Nobel Prizes

3.48 avg rating — 228 ratings — published 2002 — 9 editions
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This Is Improbable: Cheese ...

3.03 avg rating — 148 ratings — published 2012 — 6 editions
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The Ig Nobel Prizes 2: An A...

3.56 avg rating — 64 ratings — published 2004 — 3 editions
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The Best of Annals of Impro...

3.74 avg rating — 46 ratings — published 1997 — 2 editions
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This is Improbable Too - Sy...

3.02 avg rating — 54 ratings — published 2014 — 2 editions
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Sex as a Heap of Malfunctio...

3.93 avg rating — 15 ratings — published 1993
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The Man Who Tried to Clone ...

3.30 avg rating — 10 ratings — published 2006
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Annals of Improbable Resear...

4.25 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 2013
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4.33 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 2014
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4.33 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 2013
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