Annals of Improbable Research (AIR)

Table of Contents for Volume 4, Issue 5, Sep/Oct 1998

Social Science issue

Special Social Science Issue!
On the cover: This Beavis-like figure is an obsolete embryo, one of what was originally a set of twins. One ovum caused the other to be absorbed, resulting in the digestion, so to speak, of this embryo. The second embryo came to term and was delivered in good shape. Photo by Scott Lindgren, appearing here courtesy of the Mütter Museum, College of Physicians of Philadelphia, where the specimen has resided since 1874.

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 Social Sciences Section

AIRhead Research RoundupCartoons and Poetry News and Notes Miscellany
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