Annals of Improbable Research
SEPTEMBER | OCTOBER 2010 (volume 16, number 5)
Special Skunk & Canyon Issue
Skunk Stripes Explained
What Lies Behind the Grand Canyon?
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.
Earle E. Spamer
Sean J. Barry
Alice Shirrell Kaswell
Improbable Research Reviews*
Improbable Research Review* Improbable Medical Review* Ig® and Beyond*
May We Recommend: * Soft Is Hard* Boys Will Be Boys*
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AIR Vents (letters from our readers)
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On the Front Cover
This trail inside the Grand Canyon may be symbolic of something to someone. See page 6.
On the Back Cover
A small portion of a large collection of items of interest in a home workshop in Battle Creek, Michigan USA. Photo by Geri Sullivan.