Annals of Improbable Research

MARCH | APRIL 2012 (volume 18, number 2)

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Eyebrows and Ears,
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Special Section: ... And More Body Parts

Body Parts Research Review* — Alice Shirrell Kaswell
Ears Research Review* — Alice Shirrell Kaswell
Eyebrows Research Review* — Alice Shirrell Kaswell

Improbable Research

Cured, Salted Pork Up Your Nose, Therapeutically* — Stephen Drew

Improbable Research Reviews*

Improbable Research Review* — Dirk Manley
Improbable Medical Review* — Bertha Vanatian
Soft Is Hard* — Alice Shirrell Kaswell and Bissell Mango
Plucked From Obscurity: Bicycle Seat, with Needles* — Marina Tsipis
Icky Cutesy Research Review* — Alice Shirrell Kaswell
Boys Will Be Boys* — Katherine Lee
May We Recommend: Sweating Fake-Foot* — Stephen Drew
Ig® and Beyond: Buffet Eaters and Sneaky Egg Eaters* — Nan Swift

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The Birds From the Flowers: Cow / Cowrie >— R.W. Wood
AIR Vents (letters from our readers)
Teachers’ Guide
Editorial Board
Puzzling Solutions — Emil Filterbag
Ig® Nobel Limericks: Execution, Hang Length, and Beakers* — Martin Eiger
KIM CARTOON: “Gangster Fish” — Nick Kim
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