Annals of Improbable Research

NOVEMBER | DECEMBER 2011 (volume 17, number 6)

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Special Issue
The 2011 Ig® Nobel Prizes

The Wasabi Alarm,
Driving Without Looking,
Beetles Boink Bottles…


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Special Section: The 2011 Ig Nobel Prizes

The 21at First Annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony* — Stephen Drew
The 2011 Ig Nobel Prize Winners*
The Acceptance Speeches*
The 24-7 Lectures*
LIBRETTO: Chemist in a Coffee Shop — Marc Abrahams et al.
Harold Camping, Ig Nobel Prize Winning Mathematician, Explains His Mistake*>— Alice Shirrell Kaswell

Improbable Research Reviews*

May We Recommend: Do Women Spend More Time in the Restroom Than Men?* — Stephen Drew
Improbable Research Review* — Dirk Manley
Improbable Medical Review* — Bertha Vanatian

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On the Front Cover

Arturas Zuokas, the mayor of Vilnius, Lithuania, accepts the Ig Nobel Peace Prize for demonstrating that the problem of illegally parked luxury cars can be solved by running them over with an armored tank. Photo: Mike Benveniste.

On the Back Cover

Performing chemist Daniel Rosenberg mucks with the optical properties of the contents of a glass globe. Photo: Biyeun Buczyk.

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