Annals of Improbable Research
MARCH | APRIL 2011 (volume 17, number 2)
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Head & Brain
Head on Brain in Brain,
Is the Brain Necessary?
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.
Special Section: Head and Brain
Head on Brain in Brain* — Marc Abrahams
Brain Damage May Be an Advantage for Gamblers* — Alice Shirrell Kaswell
The Psychoanalyst Says Your Gut Says* — Marc Abrahams
Plucked From Obscurity: An Immortality Pump for the Head* — Marina Tsipis
Temperamental Heads* — Alice Shirrell Kaswell
Improbable Research Reviews*
Improbable Research Review* — Dirk Manley
Improbable Medical Review* — Bertha Vanatian
May We Recommend: Chewing and the Alphabet* — Stephen Drew
Icky Cutesy Research Review* — Alice Shirrell Kaswell
Soft Is Hard* — Alice Shirrell Kaswell and Bissell Mango
Boys Will Be Boys* — Katherine Lee
Ig® and Beyond* — Nan Swift
News & NotesKIM CARTOON: “Orchestra” — Nick Kim
AIR Vents (letters from our readers)
2011 Ig® Nobel Prize Ceremony
Puzzling Solutions — Emil Filterbag
Ig® Nobel Limericks: Slime, Nation, Beer* — Martin Eiger
XKCD: “Time Travel” — Randall Munroe
On the Front Cover
Heads and brains. See articles on pages 12 and 14.
On the Back Cover
Some temperaments, as displayed in an 1888 book. See page 14.