Annals of Improbable Research

JULY | AUGUST (volume 20, number 4)

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Special Issue: Chewing Gum

Psycho-Dynamics of Chewing
Effect of Gum Chewing on Typing
Chewing Gum and Youths…


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Special Section: Chewing Gum

Psycho-Dynamics of Chewing* – Katherine Lee
Some Tentative Cognitive Effects of Chewing Gum* – Katherine Lee
Chewing Gum and Youths* – Katherine Lee
Chewing Gum Research Review* – Katherine Lee

Improbable Research Reviews*

Improbable Research Review* – Dirk Manley
Improbable Medical Review* – Bertha Vanatian
Improbable Sex* – Marc Abrahams
Soft Is Hard* – Alice Shirrell Kaswell and Bissell Mango
Plucked From Obscurity: Induce Sleep by Restricting Blood Supply to One’s Head* – Marina Tsipis
Icky Cutesy Research Review* – Alice Shirrell Kaswell
May We Recommend: Equipment That Cannot Do What We Want – Stephen Drew
Ig® and Beyond: Bees, Fish, Music and Whiskey* – Nan Swift
Boys Will Be Boys* – Katherine Lee

News & Notes

Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony info
AIR Vents (letters from our readers)
Editorial Board
Improbable Research Books
KIM CARTOON:“Pedantic aliens” – Nick Kim
Teachers’ Guide
Subscriptions and eBooks for You and Your Colleagues
Ig® Nobel Limericks: Multitudinous Authors, Jerk, and Intestinal Clog* – Martin Eiger
Puzzling Solutions – Emil Filterbag
Index of Special Issues
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Some Coming Events

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August 12, 2014
This Is Improbable Too – US publication day

September 18, 2014
24th First Annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony

September 20, 2014
Ig Informal Lectures

Late September
Book Tour (US)

October 2014
Santiago, Chile

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On the Front Cover

Single stick of chewing gum, prior to use in a chewing experiment.

On the Back Cover

Some of the controls in the control room of the German UB110 submarine. The photograph is from approximately 1918.

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