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Table of Contents for
Vol. 13, No. 1, January/February 2007
Pepsi & Coke & Coli 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.
On the front cover: A plush toy microbe fondles a can of Pepsi-Cola. This artistic formulation symbolizes the results of Ella Rotman's study "Using E. coli to Assess Coke vs. Pepsi." See page 13. Photo: Ella Rotman.
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On the back cover: Origami butt, seen here in a standing dog, is the subject of contentious, abstruse mathematical analysis. See the several letters on the subject in this issue's "AIR Vents" column, page 2. Photo: A.S. Kaswell.
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Cover design by Peaco Todd.
Special Section: Pepsi & Coke & Coli
- 6 -- Coke vs. Pepsi: The Pioneers* -- Alice Shirrell Kaswell
- 11 -- Coke/Pepsi Research Review* -- Honoré Schoolcraft
- 13 -- Coke vs. Pepsi: The E. coli Test* -- Ella Rotman
- 15 -- E. coli Research Review* -- Honoré Schoolcraft
- 16 -- The Travels of the Lorenz Butterfly* -- Ron Hassner
Improbable Research Reviews*
- IFC -- An Unpleasant Body Odor Trilogy* -- Lydia Shaw
- 4 -- Improbable Research Review* -- Dirk Manley
- 5 -- Improbable Medical Review* -- Bertha Vanatian
- 18 -- Boys Will Be Boys* -- Katherine Lee
- 20 -- Plucked from Obscurity: Anti-Hijack Device* -- Marina Tsipis
- 23 -- Icky Cutesy Research Review* -- Alice Shirell Kaswell
- 26 -- Soft Is Hard*-- Alice Shirrell Kaswell and Bissell Mango
- 28 -- Spot-the-Difference Quiz * -- Bertha Vanatian
- 29 -- May We Recommend* -- Stephen Drew
News & Notes
- 2 -- AIR Vents (letters from our readers)
- 13 -- AIR Books
- 24 -- Ig Nobel Invitation
- 25 -- Puzzling Solutions -- Emil Filterbag
- 27 -- HMO-NO News: Microbial Management!
- 26 -- Teachers Guide
- 30 -- Bends on the Learning Curve -- Richard Lederer
- 31 -- CARTOON: "Liposuction" -- Nick Kim
- 31 -- Back Issues
- IBC -- Unclassified Ads
- (see www.improbable.com for details of coming events)