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How to order a beer [research study, about numbers]

Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

How to Order a Beer—Cultural Differences in the Use of Conventional Gestures for Numbers,” is one of several studies featured in the article “Numbers Research — research some people think they can count on,” which is one of the articles in the special Numbers issue of the Annals of Improbable Research, which is one of the 142 issues published so far!

The beer ordering study is by Simone Pika, Elena Nicoladis, and Paula Marentette, published in The Journal of CrossCultural Psychology, vol. 40, no. 1, 2009, pp. 70-80.

Special MUSIC issue of the Annals of Improbable Research

Thursday, May 3rd, 2018

The special MUSIC issue (vol. 24, no. 2) of the Annals of Improbable Research is now available.

The issue’s table of contents is online. And you can obtain, at a tiny price, the full issue. The magazine is in splendid PDF form, packed with sound and fury and delight and nothing and everything. Are people bad singers? When do musicians raise their eyebrows? Music for spies, penguins, and dreams?

 

The PIZZA & POPCORN issue of the Annals of Improbable Research

Saturday, March 17th, 2018

The special Pizza & Popcorn Questions issue (vol. 24, no. 1) of the Annals of Improbable Research is now available.

The issue’s table of contents is online. And you can obtain, for a pittance, the full issue. The magazine is in splendid PDF form, packed with info yet lighter by far than a feather or a popcorn kernel.

The Evolution of Popcorn” is a featured article. Lead author Russ Hodge will discuss the evolution of popcorn, when he joins the Ig Nobel EuroTour. Hodge will be part of the events in Berlin (March 19), Langen (March 21), and  Heidelberg (March 23). Come see and hear him!

The STRANGE QUESTIONS issue of the Annals of Improbable Research

Saturday, November 11th, 2017

The special Strange Questions issue (vol. 23, no. 5) of the Annals of Improbable Research is now available.

The issue’s table of contents is online. And you can obtain, for a pittance, the full issue, in PDF form.

In this issue you will find, among other things:

  • Strange Questions*
  • Strange’s Questions*
  • Strange Medical Questions*
  • Are Lung Cancers Triggered by Stopping Smoking?*
  • Cases of Usmani*
  • Other Strange Cases*
  • Biology Questions*
  • Strange Counting Questions*
  • Strange Culture Questions*
  • Strange Economics Questions*
  • Strange Psychology/Philosophy Questions*
  • Strange Snake Questions*

Vegemite and Marmite (and cigarette butts): research studies

Monday, September 11th, 2017

A collection of research studies about Marmite and Vegemite enlivens and en-goos the (digital) pages of the special Cigarette Butts, Vegemite, and Marmite issue (vol. 23, no. 4) of the Annals of Improbable Research.

The issue’s table of contents is online. And you can obtain, for a pittance, the full issue, in PDF form.

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