Annals of Improbable Research

NOVEMBER | DECEMBER (volume 22, number 6)

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Special Issue: The 26th First Annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony

Man As Goat,
Sex Life of Rats in Pants...


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Special Section: The 2016 Ig Nobel Prizes

The 26th First Annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony*
The 2016 Ig Nobel Prize Winners*
The Acceptance Speeches*
The 24/7 Lectures*
The Tic Tock Toe Competition*
Libretto: The Last Second*

Improbable Research Reviews*

Improbable Research: Walking With Chopsticks and Crowds*
Medical: Gut Phone, Dental Sounds*

News & Notes

AIR Vents (letters from our readers): Smoke, Kid, Chicken, Vomit
Editorial Board
KIM CARTOON: "When Chemists Take Acid Trips"
Index of Special Issues
Teachers' Guide
Unclassified Ads

On the Front Cover

Thomas Thwaites, co-winner of the Ig Nobel Biology Prize. Photo: Howard I. Canon.

On the Back Cover

Technical drawings from US patent application 2005/0055221, "A branding-energy amplifier for amplifying the branding energy of the Volkswagen beetle."

Some Coming Events

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January 13, 2017 ARISIA, Boston, MA, USA
February 18, 2017 AAAS Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, USA
March 2017 Ig Nobel EuroTour
April 27, 2017 Sarnoff Cardiovasc. Res. Foundation Meeting
September 14, 2017 2017 Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony

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