Annals of Improbable Research

SEPTEMBER | OCTOBER 2011 (volume 17, number 5)

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Special Issue
Animal Oddities

Frog on Frog on Frog on Frog,
Popcorn-Disoriented Gull,
Brids From Flowers...

Contents

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: Animal Oddities

Frog on Frog on Frog on Frog* — Alice Shirrell Kaswell
Bunny in the Brain (MRI)* — Christopher Vittore and John Lind
Popcorn-Bag-Induced Disorientation in a Gull* — Stephen L. Richey
Animal Oddity Research Review* — Stephen Drew
The Birds From the Flowers — Pansy and Puss — R.W. Wood

Improbable Research

Lester’s Latest*—Alice Shirrell Kaswell
Optimal Censor Placement in Wireless Censor Networks — Mary McGlohon
Voracek’s Latest: Rings on Digits* — Alice Shirrell Kaswell

Improbable Research Reviews*

Improbable Research Review* — Dirk Manley
Improbable Medical Review* — Bertha Vanatian
Little Hip Squeaks* — Bertha Vanatian
Soft Is Hard* — Alice Shirrell Kaswell and Bissell Mango
May We Recommend: The Vegetarian Who Ate a Sausage with Curry Sauce* — Stephen Drew
Plucked From Obscurity: Aviators’ Safety Spinner* — Marina Tsipis
Icky Cutesy Research Review* — Alice Shirrell Kaswell
Boys Will Be Boys* — Katherine Lee
Ig® and Beyond: Fight and Incompetence* — Nan Swift

News & Notes

AIR Vents (letters from our readers)
Editorial Board
Teachers’ Guide
AIR Books
Ig® Nobel Limericks: Duck, Flea, Panda* — Martin Eiger
19 Puzzling Solutions — Emil Filterbag
26 KIM CARTOON: “Firefly DNA” — Nick Kim
26 Back Issues
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On the Front Cover

Frogs in anaplexus: a foursome and a threesome. For details see “Frog on Frog on Frog on Frog” on the inside front cover.

On the Back Cover

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