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Improbable research about how to do crime

Tuesday, August 10th, 2021

Criminal Expertise: Gunfighters, Burglars, Thieves, Perfect Murderers” is a featured revue article in the special Haphazard issue (volume 27, number 3) of the magazine Annals of Improbable Research.

Read this article, free, on the web.

Then, if research about how to do crime inspires you, subscribe to the magazine, or buy individual back issues.

Flowerpot on the Head, a Medical Investigation

Thursday, August 5th, 2021

Medical Research Review: Flower Pot on the Head” is a featured revue article in the special Haphazard issue (volume 27, number 3) of the magazine Annals of Improbable Research.

Read this article, free, on the web.

Then, if a flowerpot on the head inspires you, subscribe to the magazine, or buy individual back issues.

Do Cats Eat Human Remains? [Improbable Research]

Tuesday, June 1st, 2021

What are your pet fears? The review column “Cats Research: Do Cats Eat Human Remains?” is a but one of many featured items in the special Forensics issue of the Annals of Improbable Research. The article is free to download:

Pubic Hair Forensics (Improbable Research)

Tuesday, May 25th, 2021

The review column “Public Hair Forensics” is a but one of many featured items in the special Forensics issue of the Annals of Improbable Research. The article is free to download:

Ways to use the special FORENSICS issue

Friday, May 14th, 2021

Ways to Use This Issue” is a featured article in the special Forensics issue (volume 27, number 2) of the Annals of Improbable Research. This article is free to download:

Here’s a shorthand version of what’s in that article:

  • Write a limerick about one of the cited studies….
  • Write a long-single-sentence short story that includes the titles of every study mentioned in one of the review articles….
  • Do dramatic readings, in person, or in live or recorded video, of little chunks from the magazine….
  • Watch an Ig Nobel Prize winner…
  • Go down a rabbit hole. For some item that catches your fancy…
  • Go down a maybe-important rabbit hole…
  • If you are a journalist, some of those rabbit holes house bunnies that can make news editors hop to attention…
  • Start an argument about whether some particular study is good or bad, important or trivial, valuable or worthless.
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