Annals of Improbable Research

JULY | AUGUST (volume 22, number 4)


Special Issue: Kissing

Pet-Kissing Problems,
Kissing’s Benefits/Dangers,
Societies Where Lovers Do Not Kiss?…


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: Kissing

Are There Societies Where Lovers Do Not Kiss?
Kissing Left Versus Right*
Kissing and Romance*
Kissing Games of Adolescents in Ohio*
Bacteria Exchanged Via Osculation*
Medical Benefits of Kissing*
Medical Dangers of Kissing*
Dangers of Kissing/Sleeping with Pets*
Kissing At a Distance*


Improbable Research Reviews*

Improbable Research: Science Funerals, Peanut Paths*
Medical: Nursery Rhymes, Kissing, and Ulcers*
Some Students Say: Kissing Importance*
Improbable Sex: Pre- and Post-, and Twins Kissing*
Boys Will Be Boys: Eat or Be Eaten, and a Pestle*
Icky Cutesy: Parent’s Kiss, Listening Bats*
Animals: 12 Legs & 16 Legs*
Cats: Owners, Delusion, Drool*
Dogs: Auto-Meating? Owner-Speak*
Coffee & Tea: Earl Grey Hazard, Women Over Men*
Eating & Cooking: Ham and OJ Facial Expressions*
Ig® and Beyond: Sting Pain, Garlic Armpits*

News & Notes

AIR Vents (letters from our readers): Mustaches, Magnesium, Kiss
Editorial Board
KIM CARTOON: Aaaarrrggghhhh”
26th First Annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony
Puzzling Solutions: Eye Stick
Ig® Nobel Limericks: Stick-Tailed Chickens, Huh?*<br>
Index of Special Issues
Teachers’ Guide
Unclassified Ads


Some Coming Events

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July 2016 Rykjavik, Iceland
July 2016 ESOF, Manchester, UK
September 22, 2016 Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony & Webcast
September 24, 2016 Ig Informal Lectures


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On the Front Cover

Data from the study “A Preliminary System for Recognizing Boredom,” [See the article “Descent of the Bored Head, pg 6.]


On the Back Cover

Physicist William Hoston and psychologist Jean Berko Gleason read about how they jointly delivered the traditional “Welcome, welcome” speech at the 2015 Ig Nobel Prize ceremony. Photo: Alice Shirell Kaswell.

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