Annals of Improbable Research

MAY | JUNE 2010 (volume 16, number 3))

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Special Issue: Orgy & Handwashing

How to Cater a Roman Orgy,
The Dirt on Handwashing,
Toilets: Where Do You Stand?


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: Orgy and Handwashing

How to Cater a Roman Orgy* Hand Sanitizing—Another Look*Handwashing Research Review*

Improbable Research

To Sit or Not to Sit

The Sound-ness of Tree Falls

Improbable Research Reviews*

Ptak: Tea Tasting in Mincing Lane* Improbable Research Review* Improbable Medical Review* Ig® and Beyond* May We Recommend* Soft Is Hard* Boys Will Be Boys* Icky Cutesy Research Review*

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AIR Vents (letters from our readers)
Dr. Unger’s Knuckle-Cracking Adventure* KIM CARTOON: “Evolutionary Function of the Mustache” Teachers’ Guide
HMO-NO News: Lemon Eye Surprise!
AIR Books
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Puzzling Solutions Back Issues
Ig® Nobel Limericks: Gono’s Numbers Unclassified Ads

On the Front Cover

A round, tiny chunk of a recipe for one sliver of an orgy (see page 7), and a boxy invention for handwashing (see page 8).

On the Back Cover

Three green frogs (two resident males in a small pond, and a visiting female) in apparent collective amplexus, which lasted uninterrupted for a number of hours. Photo: Robert and Monika Wood, Roseland, Virginia.

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