Annals of Improbable Research

MAY | JUNE 2011 (volume 17, number 3)

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Special Issue
Mathematicians & Bears

Mathematicians and Their Problems,
A Device to Deter a Bear,
The Book of Troy...


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: Mathematicians & Bears

Mathematicians and Their Problems* Marc Abrahams
Mathematicians on Ham Sandwiches* Marc Abrahams
A Device to Deter a Bear* Nan Swift
Bear Research Review * Alice Shirrell Kaswell
Troys New Book of Bear (and then some) Adventures* Marc Abrahams

Improbable Research Reviews*

Improbable Research Review* Dirk Manley
Improbable Medical Review* Bertha Vanatian
May We Recommend: Cheney and Crows* Stephen Drew
Soft Is Hard* Alice Shirrell Kaswell and Bissell Mango
Boys Will Be Boys* Katherine Lee
Ig and Beyond: Sparrow & Condom* Nan Swift

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XKCD: Centrifuge Randall Munroe
Ig Nobel Limericks: Photos, Hell, Tips* Martin Eiger
Puzzling Solutions Emil Filterbag
Teachers Guide
KIM CARTOON: Domestication of the Dog Nick Kim
Ptak: Big Airships of the 1800s* John Ptak
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On the Front Cover

A blackboardfull of mathematics, fronted by a bear.

On the Back Covers

A poster for The Great Train Robbery, a popular 1896 play by Scott Marble, in which figured a grizzly bear.