Annals of Improbable Research
NOVEMBER | DECEMBER 2013 (volume 19, number 6)
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The 2013 Ig® Nobel Prizes
Sprinting on Water on the Moon
Predicting When Cows Will Lie Down
No One-Handed Clapping...
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Special Section: the 2013 Ig Nobel Prizes
Improbable Research Reviews*
Improbable Research Review* - Dirk Manley
Improbable Medical Review* - Bertha Vanatian
News & NotesKIM CARTOON:"Detectives Who Are Fish" - Nick Kim
AIR Vents (letters from our readers)
Ig® Nobel Limericks: Beetles, Cows, Intoxication* - Martin Eiger
Subscriptions and eBooks for You and Your Colleagues
Puzzling Solutions — Emil Filterbag
Index of Special Issues
Some Coming Events
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January 2014 ARISIA, Boston, MA, USA
February 2014 AAAS Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, USA
March 2014 Ig Nobel events in Scandinavia, UK, Ireland
April 2014 Washington, DC, USA
June 2014 ESOF, Copenhagen, Denmark
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On the Front Cover
The Ig Nobel Medicine Prize winners deliver their acceptance speech in song. Photo: Mike Benveniste.
On the Back Cover
Minordomos (left to right) Chris Deter, Alex Nemiroski, John Armstrong, Eliza Kosoy, Sylvia Rosenberg, and Ben Biggs demonstrate a novel method of performing single-handed applause. Photo: David Holzman.