Annals of Improbable Research

JANUARY | FEBRUARY (volume 21, number 2)

Special Issue: Hair Twists

Hair Twists,
Influence of Coriolis Force,
Icky Cutesy...


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Special Section: Hair Twists

Influence of Coriolis Force on the Growth of Body Hair — John W. Woods, Jr.
Hair Piece: An Unexpected Twist* — Marc Abrahams
Hair Twist Research Review* — Alice Shirrell Kaswell
With-a-Twist Research Review* — Alice Shirrell Kaswell

Improbable Research*

This Study is Intentionally Left Blank* — Glen Wright, F.X. Coudert, Martin Bentley, Graham Steel, Sylvain Deville

Improbable Research Reviews*

Improbable Research Review* — Dirk Manley
Improbable Medical Review* — Bertha Vanatian
Improbable Sex* — Marc Abrahams
Boys Will Be Boys* — Katherine Lee
Soft Is Hard* — Alice Shirrell Kaswell and Bissell Mango
Icky Cutesy Research Review* — Alice Shirrell Kaswell
Ig® And Beyond: Worm Crawling And Arm-Crossing* — Nan Swift

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A moustache subjected to coriolis forces.



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