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Do People Blush in the Dark?
Blushing about Blushing,
Nostril and Finger...
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: Blushing
Blushing in the Dark: First Experimental Proof * - Denise Wächter and Wolter Seuntjens
Blushing Research Review* - Alice Shirrell Kaswell
Highly Efficient and Effective Removal of Fat from Fried Chicken via Centrifugation - Lucas B Carey, Michael Dinitz and Desiree Tillo
Two Body Interactions: A Longitudinal Study - Brendan McMonigal
Improbable Research Reviews*
Leading Research: Phobia With a Stooge* - William Drinktea Thackeray
May We Recommend: Nostril and Finger* - Stephen Drew
Improbable Research Review* - Dirk Manley
Improbable Medical Review* — Bertha Vanatian
The 23rd First Annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony
Icky Cutesy Research Review* - Alice Shirrell Kaswell
Soft Is Hard* - Alice Shirrell Kaswell and Bissell Mango
Boys Will Be Boys* - Katherine Lee
Plucked From Obscurity: A Device to Foil Unwanted Paparazzi* - Marina Tsipis
Ig® and Beyond: Detached Snails' Foot Detachment* - Nan Swift
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On the Front Cover
The cover of the sheet music for Adolphe Heinrich's 1881 song "Yes, 'Twas that blush of thine."
On the Back Cover
A technical drawing from US patent # 8359664, granted to Clyde S. Morgan and Collin Morgan on January 29, 2013, for "Systems and methods for retaining camouflage material from the natural surrounding of a user... The user immobilizes the camouflage material by inserting the camouflage material between the retaining mechanism and the clothing, apparel or person of the user."