Marc Abrahams talking about truly weird brainchildren
Revolutionary or at least useful inventions have been made in the course of history – starting with the kindling of fire and the more or less smoothly turning wheel around the 4th century B.C. Electricity, the automobile, the rotating toothbrush and innumerable objects of questionable relevance have been creeping out of busy brains relentlessly. Some contraptions could make it into our daily lives, others most likely won’t. Luxuries like the duck-billed muzzle for dogs, the mobile fishbowl with handles, the crocheted sweater for apples, the space-saving square melon or the mask protecting hair and clothes during absent-minded noodle-slurpings, for instance.
Albeit: They may qualify for the Ig Nobel Prize awarded for the strangest inventions. The sillier, the greater the public interest in them seems to be. TED speaker and Ig-founder Marc Abrahams is responsible for this thought-provoking and hilariously amusing video!
Marc Abrahams explores the world’s most improbable research. The author and newspaper columnist is the editor of the science humor magazine Annals of Improbable Research.