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Annals of Improbable Research

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Vol. 13, No. 6, Nov/Dec 2007
Ig Nobel Prizes issue


The features marked with a star (*) are based entirely on material taken straight from standard research (and other Official and Therefore Always Correct) literature. Many of the other articles are genuine, too, but we don’t know which ones.

Contents

Special Section: The 2007 Ig Nobel Prizes

IFC Five Ig Winners*
6 The 17th First Annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony*— Stephen Drew
8 The 2007 Ig Nobel Prize Winners*
11 The Ig Nobel Acceptance Speeches*
15 The Nano-Lectures*
16 The 24/7 Lectures*
18 Libretto: “Chicken versus Egg”*— W.A. Mozart and M. Abrahams

Improbable Research

24 Evidence of Continental Drift, in Highway Road Signs*—Tim Palucka

Improbable Research Reviews*

4 Improbable Research Review*—Dirk Manley
5 Improbable Medical Review*—Bertha Vanatian
23 May We Recommend*—Stephen Drew
26 Soft Is Hard*— Alice Shirrell Kaswell and Bissell Mango
29 Boys Will Be Boys*— Katherine Lee

News & Notes

2 AIR Vents (letters from our readers)
27 AIR books
28 Teachers’ Guide
28 HMO-NO News: Leeches!
30 Bends on the Learning Curve—Richard Lederer
31 CARTOON: “Selfish Bastard Lewis”—Nick Kim
31 Back Issues
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On the Front Cover

At the 2007 Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony, Medicine Prize winners Dan Meyer (with sword in throat) and Dr. Brian Witcombe (without) near the conclusion of their one-minute-long acceptance speech. Photo: Alexey Eliseev.

On the Back Cover

An unidentified man in the audience at the Ducal Palace in Genoa during the Ig Nobel session held on Friday night, October 26, as part of the Genoa Science Festival. Photo: Robin Abrahams.