Annals of Improbable Research

NOVEMBER | DECEMBER 2013 (volume 19, number 6)

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Special Issue
The 2013 Ig® Nobel Prizes


Sprinting on Water on the Moon
Predicting When Cows Will Lie Down
No One-Handed Clapping...


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: the 2013 Ig Nobel Prizes

The 23rd First Annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony* - Stephen Drew
The 2013 Ig Nobel Prize Winners*
The Acceptance Speeches*
The 24-7 Lectures*
LIBRETTO: The Blonsky Device - Marc Abrahams


Improbable Research Reviews*

Improbable Research Review* - Dirk Manley
Improbable Medical Review* - Bertha Vanatian


News & Notes

KIM CARTOON:"Detectives Who Are Fish" - Nick Kim
AIR Vents (letters from our readers)
Editorial Board
Ig® Nobel Limericks: Beetles, Cows, Intoxication* - Martin Eiger
Teachers' Guide
Subscriptions and eBooks for You and Your Colleagues
Puzzling Solutions — Emil Filterbag
Index of Special Issues
Unclassified Ads


Some Coming Events

See WWW.IMPROBABLE.COM for details of these and other events:
January 2014 ARISIA, Boston, MA, USA
February 2014 AAAS Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, USA
March 2014 Ig Nobel events in Scandinavia, UK, Ireland
April 2014 Washington, DC, USA
June 2014 ESOF, Copenhagen, Denmark

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


On the Front Cover
The Ig Nobel Medicine Prize winners deliver their acceptance speech in song. Photo: Mike Benveniste.


On the Back Cover
Minordomos (left to right) Chris Deter, Alex Nemiroski, John Armstrong, Eliza Kosoy, Sylvia Rosenberg, and Ben Biggs demonstrate a novel method of performing single-handed applause. Photo: David Holzman.