Annals of Improbable Research

JANUARY | FEBRUARY 2013 (volume 19, number 1)

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Sloths & Vampires

The Eager Pursuit of Sloths,
Vampires: Theoretical Coexistence,
Worm Turns?…

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: Sloths and Vampires
The Eager Pursuit of Sloths* - Alice Shirrell Kaswell
Co-Existence of Vampires and Humans Is Possible: Proofs Based on Models Derived from Fiction Literature, Comic Books and Films* - Wadim Strielkowski, Evgeny Lisin, Emily Welkins
As the Worm Turns, Or Doesn't*


Improbable Research Reviews*
Improbable Research Review* - Dirk Manley
Improbable Medical Review* - Bertha Vanatian
Boys Will Be Boys* - Katherine Lee
Soft Is Hard* - Alice Shirrell Kaswell and Bissell Mango
May We Recommend: Beavers From On High* - Stephen Drew
Icky Cutesy Research Review*


News & Notes
AIR Vents (letters from our readers)
Editorial Board
Puzzling Solutions - Emil Filterbag
The Birds From the Flowers: Ray and Raven - R.W. Wood
Ig® Nobel Limericks: Pigeons and Teeth* - Martin Eiger
Subscriptions and eBooks for You and Your Colleagues
KIM CARTOON: @quot;Curiosity@quot; - Nick Kim
Index of Special Issues
Unclassified Ads


On the Front Cover
"It should be observed that the sloth does not suspend himself head downward like the vampire..."


On the Back Cover
A technical drawing from US patent #5610674, issued to David A. Martin on March 11, 1997: "A fragrance dispenser for use with synchronized visual images may have a breath sensor located adjacent a person's nose and actuated by inhaling and exhaling through the nose to produce a fragrance dispensing signal and a plurality of fragrance dispensers each having a fragrance release portion positioned adjacent a person's nose for dispensing a fragrance adjacent the nose responsive to a fragrance dispensing signal from the breath sensor." (Thanks to Christina Agapakis for bringing this to our attention.)


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