Can monkeys play rock, paper, scissors? What does the shape of a company executive's head tell you about his performance?
These are just a few of the weird and wacky questions scientists have been asking for a new book, This is Improbable, written by the man who brought us the Ig-Nobel Prizes, Marc Abrahams.
He spoke to the Today programme's science correspondent Tom Feilden about the power of "experimental science".
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