Annals of Improbable Research (AIR)

Table of Contents for Volume 3, Issue 1, Jan/Feb 1997


Ig Nobel issue

Special Ig Nobel Issue!
On the cover: Scientist/ supermodel Symmetra (left) and fellow mezzo-soprano Margot McLaughlin sing the roles of cockroaches in the mini-opera "Lament Del Cockroach." The performance was part of the Sixth First Annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony. The action shown here takes place at the climax of Act 3. At right, Ig Nobel Minordomo James Mahoney manipulates one end of the rope on which a Martian meteorite is travelling towards the lovely, but doomed, cockroaches. The full libretto of the opera is on pages 13-15. Photo: Bruce Petschek.

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The Sixth First Annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony

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