Annals of Improbable Research

NOVEMBER | DECEMBER (volume 21, number 6)

Special Issue: 25th First Annual Ig Nobel Prizes

“Huh?”, Internationally,
How to Father 888 Children,
Universal Urination Duration


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Special Section: 2015 Ig Nobel Prizes

The 2015 Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony*
The 2015 Ig Nobel Prize Winners
The Acceptance Speeches*
The 24-7 Lectures*

Improbable Research Reviews*

May We Recommend: When Cornering Quolls Crash*
Improbable Research Review*
Improbable Medical Review*
Improbable Sex* Marc Abrahams

News & Notes

AIR Vents (letters from our readers)
Editorial Board
KIM CARTOON: “Until Bob Entered Her Life”

Some Coming Events

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December 2015 U Rhode Island
December 2015 PINC, Sarasota, Florida
January 5, 2016 SICB Meeting Portland, Oregon
January 15, 2016 Arisia, Boston
February 2016 AAAS Meeting, Washington, DC
March 2016 Ig Nobel EuroTour
July 2016 Ig Nobel tickets go on sale
July 2016 ESOF Manchester, UK
September 22, 2016 26th First Annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony

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On the Front Cover

The Ig Nobel Prize for biology is awarded to the team that stuck a stick on a chicken's rear. Photo: Mike Benveniste.

On the Back Cover

The climactic moment of the mini-opera that premiered in the Ig Nobel ceremony. Photo: David Holzman.