Annals of Improbable Research

SEPTEMBER | OCTOBER 2010 (volume 16, number 5)

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Special Skunk & Canyon Issue

Skunk Stripes Explained
What Lies Behind the Grand Canyon?
Teaspoon/Hotdog Extraction…


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: Skunk and Canyon

What Lies Behind the Grand Canyon?* Earle E. Spamer
Skunk Color Pattern Explained* Sean J. Barry
Skunk Research Review* Alice Shirrell Kaswell

Improbable Research Reviews*

Ptak: Hobo Symbol Map* John Ptak
Improbable Research Review* Improbable Medical Review* Ig® and Beyond*
May We Recommend: Teacher is a Blowhard* Icky Cutesy Research Review* Soft Is Hard* Boys Will Be Boys*

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AIR Vents (letters from our readers)
AIR Books
Editorial Board
Teachers’ Guide
Puzzling Solutions Back Issues
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How Not To Get Your Article Published — Stephen Drew
KIM CARTOON: “Fly Hell” Ig® Nobel Limericks: Love, Cows, Gorby* Unclassified Ads

On the Front Cover

This trail inside the Grand Canyon may be symbolic of something to someone. See page 6.

On the Back Cover

A small portion of a large collection of items of interest in a home workshop in Battle Creek, Michigan USA. Photo by Geri Sullivan.

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