Annals of Improbable Research

NOVEMBER | DECEMBER 2012 (volume 18, number 6)

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Special Issue
The 2012 Ig® Nobel Prizes

Leaning, the Eiffel Tower,
Coffee and Ponytails, Dynamically,
Explosions: Colonoscopies and Diamonds…

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.

Every Day Read something new and improbable every day on the Improbable Research blog, on our web site: www.improbable.com

Special Section: The 2012 Ig Nobel Prizes
The 22at First Annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony*— Stephen Drew
The 2012 Ig Nobel Prize Winners*
The Acceptance Speeches*
The 24-7 Lectures*
LIBRETTO: The Intelligent Designer and the Universe — Marc Abrahams

Improbable Research Reviews*
May We Recommend: Blepharo-etc. — Stephen Drew
Improbable Research Review* — Dirk Manley
Improbable Medical Review* — Bertha Vanatian

News & Notes
AIR Vents (letters from our readers)
Editorial Board
NEW: AIR E-books
KIM CARTOON: “The Radiocarbon Dating Technique”— Nick Kim
Back Issues

On the Front and Back Covers
At the wedding of Ig Nobel psychology prize winners Anita Eerland and Rolf Zwaan, in the Netherlands (two days after the Ig Nobel Ceremony), the entire wedding party commemorates the research that led to the conclusion that leaning to the left makes the Eiffel Tower seem smaller. Photos: Anja S. Euser.

Coming Events
See WWW.IMPROBABLE.COM for details of these and other events:
November 23, 2012 Ig Nobel broadcast on NPR “Science Friday”
January 19, 2013 ARISIA, Boston
February 16, 2013 AAAS Annual Meeting
March 2012 Ig Nobel Tours of Scandinavia and the UK
April 7, 2013 British Festival of Neuroscience April, 2013 Cambridge (Mass) Science Festival
September 12, 2013 Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony
September 14, 2013 Ig Informal Lectures