Annals of Improbable Research

JULY | AUGUST (volume 24, number 4)

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Special Issue: Numbers

Which Numbers People Prefer
Female Numbers & Male Numbers
Psychologists Under the Bed, Eavesdropping...

Contents

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: Numbers

Research Review**
Preferred Numbers Research*
Female and Male Numbers*
Accounting With and Without Numbers*
Million Random Digits*
15 and 22—The Numbers of Life’s Frustrations*

Improbable Research*

The Prolifically Dark-Sided Dr. Koob*

Improbable Research Reviews*

May We Recommend: Mindfulness Versus Mind-Wandering*
Improbable Research: Joy and Death*
Medical: 60 Pints of Beer, Tickling*
Improbable Sex: Age-Tiered Pricing, Fifty Shades of Kink*
Soft Is Hard: Psychologists Under the Bed*

News & Notes

AIR Vents: Imaginary “White Christmas”
Editorial Board
AIR Books
Puzzling Solutions: Adapting Flapping Flight to Man
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

A number of numbers appear in this number of the magazine.

On the Back Cover

Minna Lyons of the University of Liverpool describes her prize-winning research about the relationship between psychopathy and night owls, at the University of Aarhus, on April 10, 2018. This event, part of the Ig Nobel Spring Eurotour, was livestreamed to dozens of other auditoriums in Denmark and Iceland. Photo: Alice Shirrell Kaswell, Improbable Research staff.

Some Coming Events

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July 10, 2018 Ig Nobel Ceremony Tickets go on sale

September 13, 2018 Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony, Harvard U

September 15, 2018 Ig Informal Lectures, MIT

September 22, 2018 Opening of Ig Nobel Exhibition, Tokyo, Japan

October 3, 2018 Orlando, FL, USA

October 4, 2018 Harvard University

October 10, 2018 Hartford, CT, USA

November 23, 2018 Annual “Science Friday” radio broadcast

Autumn 2018 Ig Nobel Fall EuroTour

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