Annals of Improbable Research

SEPTEMBER | OCTOBER (volume 23, number 5)

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Special Issue: Strange Questions

Measure Celebrities’ Tooth Angles?,
Can You Make Yourself Vomit?,
Would Bohr Be Born If Bohm Were Born Before Born?...


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: Strange Questions

Strange Questions*
Strange’s Questions*
Strange Medical Questions*
Are Lung Cancers Triggered by Stopping Smoking?*
Cases of Usmani*
Other Strange Cases*
Biology Questions*
Strange Counting Questions*
Strange Culture Questions*
Strange Economics Questions*
Strange Psychology/Philosophy Questions*
Strange Snake Questions*

Improbable Research Reviews*

Improbable Research: Sauna Sweat, Hand-to-Mouth, Clarinet Reed*
May We Recommend: Methodical Analysis of Smelly Socks & T-Shirts*
Ig® and Beyond: Frog Motion Sickness / Selecting Gifts*
May We Recommend: The Wealthy Invite Richer Biodiversity in Bedroom and Basement*
Ig® and Beyond: Frog Motion Sickness / Selecting Gifts*
Plucked From Obscurity: Inventions to Wake a Sleeper*

News & Notes

AIR Vents (letters from our readers): Favorite Figures
Editorial Board
AIR books
Index of Special Issues
Teachers’ Guide
Unclassified Ads

On the Front Cover

Geoffrey Haddock, author of the study “Do I Get Better Looking Each Day?” See page 22.

On the Back Cover

Detail from the patent “Device for Waking Persons From Sleep.” See page 27.

Some Coming Events

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July 20, 2017 Ig Nobel Ceremony TICKETS GO ON SALE
September 14, 2017 27th First Annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony
September 16, 2017 Ig Informal Lectures
October/November 2017 U Manchester, UK
EMBL, Heidelberg, Germany
January 21, 2018 Princton U, USA
February 2018 SLAS Conference, San Diego, CA, USA
Salk Institute, La Jolla, CA, USA
AAAS Annual Mtg, Austin, TX, USA
March 2018 Ig Nobel Spring EuroTour
April 26, 2018 Portland, Oregon, USA

Where There’s More

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