Annals of Improbable Research

MAY | JUNE (volume 24, number 3)

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Special Issue: Noise

Neighbors' Chewing Sounds
Shouting Into the Wind
Noises During Sex...


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: Noise

Noise Research Review*
Medical Noises Research Review*
Music and Noise Research*
Medico-Musico Noises Research Review*
Cacophony for Profit: English Street Music*

Improbable Research Reviews*

Improbable Research: Shouting Into the Wind, Knuckle-Cracking*
Medical: Drool, Bacon, Hairy Nose Tip*
Soft Is Hard: Creepiness and Cool Kids*
Improbable Sex: Sounds*
May We Recommend: Effects of Protruding Ears*

News & Notes

AIR Vents: Bach-ing and Shooting Crocodile
Editorial Board
AIR Books
Puzzling Solutions: With No Ice
Ig® Nobel Limericks: Trousers Boom, Stalin World*
Coffee & Tea: Tea Excitement in Hospitals*
Index of Special Issues
Teachers’ Guide
Unclassified Ads

On the Front Cover

Two of the many commonplace sources of noise.

On the Back Cover

Sign posted at the entrance to a cemetary near Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, UK. Photo: Alice Shirrell Kaswell..

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Autumn 2018 Ig Nobel Fall EuroTour

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