Annals of Improbable Research

JANUARY | FEBRUARY (volume 23, number 1)

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Special Issue: Sneezing, Coughing, Nose-Blowing

Blowing: Britain vs. Japan,
Suppressed Sneezing,
Coughing in Social Settings…


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: Special Section: Sneezing, Coughing, Nose-Blowing

Attempts to Understand Sneezes*
How Often Do Normal Persons Sneeze and Blow the Nose?*
Nose Blowing in Britain*
Nose Blowing in Japan*
Medical Dangers of Sneezing*
Engineering Against Coughing and Sneezing*
Coughing in Formal Social Settings*
Effects of Sneezing On and in Sex*
Cough, Sniff, and the Anal Reflex*
Cringe-Inducing Sunlight and Sneezes*
Sneezing Advice for Doctors*
Nose Blowing Pressures and Pronounciation*

Improbable Research Reviews*

Improbable Research: Salt Shakers and Ants*
Medical: When the Doc is Away; Dog Do?*
Improbable Sex: Attractiveness and Conjugation*
May We Recommend: Oh, Man*
Boys Will Be Boys: Dr. Shafik’s Anorectal Legacy*
Ig ® and Beyond: Adapting to Lying, Walking a Tightrope*
Icky Cutesy: Tic-Tac-Toe for Mutilation*
Dogs: What People and Their Dogs Share*
Cats: When Fat Cats Diet*

News & Notes

AIR Vents (letters from our readers): Internalized Ma, Queasy Fish
Editorial Board
Puzzling Solutions: Handy
Ig® Nobel Limericks: From the Gut, in Chunks and Song*
Index of Special Issues
Teachers’ Guide
Unclassified Ads

On the Front Cover

Attempts to see a sneeze, and to suppress one.

On the Back Cover

An image from the study “The Quaternion Group as a Symmetry Group,” Vi Hart and Henry Segerman, arXiv 1404.6596v1, April 26, 2014.

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