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Annals of Improbable Research

Table of Contents for Volume 9, Issue 5


Murphy's Law issue

Special MURPHY'S LAW Issue*Special MURPHY'S LAW Issue

On the front cover:  Photos of John Paul Stapp, Edward A. Murphy, Jr., and some of the other individuals involved in the birth of Murphy’s Law, as chronicled beginning on page 4 of this issue. Photos and materials in the collage courtesy of: David Hill, Edwards Air Force Base History Office; Raymond Puffer; Robert Murphy; and the collection of Nick Spark. Montage by Nick Spark. (To see the front cover enlarged, click on the image.)

On the back cover:  The resume of Edward A. Murphy, Jr., the Murphy of Murphy’s Law. (To see the back cover enlarged, click on the image.)

Cover design by Peaco Todd.


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: MURPHY'S LAW

Medical Breakthroughs

AIRhead Research Roundup*

Cartoons, Poetry, and Whatnot

News & Notes

Miscellany