Annals of Improbable Research

NOVEMBER | DECEMBER (volume 20, number 6)

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Special Issue: The 24th First Annual Ig® Nobel Prize Ceremony

Slipperiness of Banana Peels,
Mental Danger of Owning a Cat,
Cured Pork as Treatment for Nosebleeds…


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 24th First Annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony

The 24th First Annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony* - Stephen Drew
The 2014 Ig Nobel Prize Winners
The Acceptance Speeches*
The 24-7 Lectures*
LIBRETTO: “What’s Eating You” - Marc Abrahams


Improbable Research Reviews*

May We Recommend: Chimp Non-Nut-Cracking* - Stephen Drew
Improbable Research Review* - Dirk Manley
Improbable Medical Review* - Bertha Vanatian
Improbable Sex* - Marc Abrahams


News & Notes

AIR Vents (letters from our readers)
Editorial Board
Improbable Research Books
Subscriptions and eBooks for You and Your Colleagues
KIM CARTOON: “Paperwork” – Nick Kim
Index of Special Issues
Unclassified Ads


Every Day

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


Some Coming Events

See WWW.IMPROBABLE.COM for details of these and other events:

November 28, 2014
Annual Science Friday Ig Nobel radio broadcast

January 2015
ARISIA, Boston, MA, USA

January 2015
Vienna, Austria

February 2015
AAAS Annual Meeting
San Jose, CA, USA

March 2015
Ig Nobel Europe Tour

June 2015
Tokyo, Japan

September 17, 2015
25th First Annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony
Cambridge, MA, USA & live webcast

September 19, 2015
Ig Informal Lectures
Cambridge, MA, USA


On the Front Cover

The thrilling conclusion to the mini-opera “What's Eating You,” which premiered at the Ig Nobel ceremony. Photo: Alexey Eliseev.

On the Back Cover

Performing chemist Daniel Rosenberg performs one of the evening’s two Moments of Science with fellow chemist Joost Bonsen (not shown). Photo: Mike Benveniste.