Annals of Improbable Research (AIR)

Table of Contents for Volume 5, Issue 4, Jul/Aug 1999

Coffee & Tea issue

Special Coffee & Tea Issue!

On the cover:  Tea time for Nobel Laureate WilliamLipscomb. See interview on page 11.
Click on the cover to see a closeup.

The features marked with a star (*) are based entirely on material takenstraight from standard research (and other Official and Therefore AlwaysCorrect) literature. Many of the other articles are genuine, too, but wedon't know which ones.

Special Section: Coffee & Tea

  • Pertinent and Impertinent Research on Coffee (and Tea)* Alice ShirellKaswell
  • What's the Proper Way to Make a Cup of Tea?* Stephen Drew
  • Nobel Thoughts: William Lipscomb Marc Abrahams
  • Biscuitry at the Cutting Edge* Laminar Baltha Jr.
  • Coffee And Tea Science (CATS) for Dummies  Harold P. Dowd
  • Investigation Into The Staff Room Coffee Pot  Stephen M. Baines

Medical Breakthroughs

  • HMO Noir News
  • AIRhead Medical Review*   Bertha Vanation
  • A Quantum Mechanical Interpretation of Homeopathy   MichaelH.F. Wilkinson

AIRhead Research Roundup

  • Plucked from Obscurity: Foot Warmer* Marina Tsipis
  • Strange and Odd Authors*  Earle Spamer & Caliope Nash Rogerson
  • AIRhead Research Review* Dirk Manley
  • Boys Will Be Boys* Katherine Lee
  • May We Recommend* Stephen Drew
News & Notes
  • AIR Vents
  • Spot-the-Typos Contest
  • Cafeteria Review: NASA Ames Research Center, Moffet Field, California ScottA. Sandford
  • Ask Symmetra Scientist/Supermodel Symmetra
  • Bends on the Learning Curve Richard Lederer
  • Solution to Last Issueís Puzzler
  • Plausible Statistics Bertha Vanation

Cartoons & Poetry

  • Tesla in 1908 Nick Kim


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