Annals of Improbable Research

JANUARY | FEBRUARY (volume 21, number 1)

Special Issue: Teeth

Lots of Teeth,
Extracting the Wrong Tooth,
Dr. Pretty and Dr. Sweet…


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: Teeth

Journeys of Toothbrushes* – Bertha Vanatian
Extracting the Wrong Tooth* – Bertha Vanatian
Tooth and Teeth Research Review* – Alice Shirrell Kaswell
Getting a Grip on Bite Marks* – Stephen Drew
Pretty/Sweet Teeth Reports* – Nan Swift
Some Missing Teeth in Old France* – Marc Abrahams
Dental Fear* – Kurt Vial

Improbable Research Reviews*

May We Recommend: The Tooth-Plate in the Oesophagus* – Stephen Drew
Improbable Medical Review* – Bertha Vanatian
Improbable Research Review* – Dirk Manley
Soft Is Hard* – Alice Shirrell Kaswell and Bissell Mango
Boys Will Be Boys* – Katherine Lee
Ig® and Beyond: Tortoise, Touchscreen, Lasso, Music* – Nan Swift
Icky Cutesy Research Review* – Alice Shirrell Kaswell
Improbable Sex* – Marc Abrahams

News & Notes

AIR Vents (letters from our readers)
Teachers’ Guide
Editorial Board
AIR Books
Puzzling Solutions – Emil Filterbag
Ig® Nobel Limericks: Light Snacks, Dark Coffee, Pop-Ups* – Martin Eiger
The 25th First Annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony
Subscriptions and eBooks for You and Your Colleagues
KIM CARTOON: “Stick Insect” – Nick Kim
Index of Special Issues
Unclassified Ads

Some Coming Events

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January 2015 ARISIA, Boston, MA, USA
January 2015 Vienna, Austria
February 2015 AAAS Annual Meeting San Jose, CA, USA
March 2015 Ig Nobel Europe Tour
April 2015 San Antonio, TX, USA
June 2015 Tokyo, Japan
September 17, 2015 25th First Annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony, Cambridge, MA, USA & live webcast
September 19, 2015 Ig Informal Lectures Cambridge, MA, USA

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On the Front Cover

A dentist in Marrakech, Morroco displays his collection of teeth. Photo: Kees Moeliker.

On the Back Cover

Part of the trophy collection of the dentist depicted on the cover. Photo: Kees Moeliker.



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