Annals of Improbable Research

Download a free, cheesy low-res PDF of this issue


Buy a beautiful high-res PDF of this issue

Add to Cart

Table of Contents for
Vol. 12, No. 4, Jul/Aug 2006
The The issue

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 THE Issue*Special THE Issue

On the front cover: Some occurrences of the word 'The' on book covers. These sometimes pose problems for people who prepare indexes or who arrange the order of books on library shelves. The dilemmas are examined in several studies in this issue. Photo: A.S. Kaswell, Improbable Research staff.
(To see the front cover enlarged, click on the image.)

On the back cover: A photo mélange prepared by the authors of the study “Stock Market Behavior Predicted by Rat Neurons,” which appears on page 22 of this issue.
(To see the back cover enlarged, click on the image.)

Cover design by Peaco Todd.

Special Section: FISH

Improbable Research

Improbable Research Reviews*

News & Notes

Coming Events