Annals of Improbable Research

SEPTEMBER | OCTOBER 2012 (volume 18, number 5)

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Special Alcohol Consumption Issue

Studying Studies About Drinking,
Zigzag Innovation at Zagazig University,
Measuring the Wobble of Drunks…


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Special Section: Alcohol Consumption
What One Learns By Studying Studies about Drinking* — Marc Abrahams
Drinking Research Review* — Dirk Manly
Elephant Intoxication Research Review* — Alice Shirrell Kaswell
Drunken Witness Research Review* — Dirk Manly

Improbable Research*
The McMath Formula for Sewers* — Nan Swift

Improbable Research Reviews*
Improbable Research Review* — Dirk Manley
Improbable Medical Review* — Bertha Vanatian
Boys Will Be Boys* — Katherine Lee
Icky Cutesy Research Review* — Alice Shirrell Kaswell
Soft Is Hard* — Alice Shirrell Kaswell and Bissell Mango
Ig® and Beyond: Beetles, Bottles, Blood* — Nan Swift

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Ig® Nobel Limericks: Nudists, Chickens and Bugs* — Martin Eiger
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