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Get thee down a rabbit hole…

Sunday, January 24th, 2021

The special Ig Nobel issue (vol. 26, no. 6) of the magazine includes a new kind of guide, in addition to [A] the lavish details about the 30th First Annual Ig Nobel Prize ceremony, and [B] other stuff.

The new guide is called “Ways to Use This Magazine.

The ways include:

  • 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.
  • Go down a rabbit hole.
  • Go down a maybe-important rabbit hole.
  • Start an argument about whether some particular study is good or bad, important or trivial, valuable or worthless.
  • Watch an Ig Nobel Prize winner.

There are, of course, other ways, too.

 

Research about liars and con men

Wednesday, October 14th, 2020

The special Liars & Con Men issue of the magazine (vol. 26, no. 5) is stuffed with research about liars and con men.

Coffee, Tea, and Mood Experiments

Saturday, August 29th, 2020

Coffee, Tea, and Mood Experiments” is a featured article in the special Coffee, and Tea issue (volume 26, number 4) of the Annals of Improbable Research. If you indulge in a cup of coffee or a cup of tea, inform yourself—in a tiny and certainly iffy way—as to what you might be doing to your emotions.

Read the article free, online. If you like it, make yourself a cup of coffee, spill a little for luck, and then maybe subscribe to the magazine.

 

 

What does coffee do to your brain: The eternal question

Thursday, August 27th, 2020

Coffee and the Brain: Attention, Make, React, Threat” is a featured article in the special Coffee, and Tea issue (volume 26, number 4) of the Annals of Improbable Research. It gurgles into the seemingly eternal quest to understand how coffee affects what the drinker thinks and feels, and does not think or feel.

Read the article free, online. If you like it, make yourself a cup of coffee, spill a little for luck, and then maybe subscribe to the magazine.

 

 

How to Spill a Cup of Coffee

Tuesday, August 25th, 2020

How to Spill a Cup of Coffee” is a featured article in the special Coffee, and Tea issue (volume 26, number 4) of the Annals of Improbable Research. It looks at two studies—each of which led to an Ig Nobel Prize—about the physics of how and why anyone who walks with a full cup of coffee in hand is likely to spill some.

Read the article free, online. If you like it, make yourself a cup of coffee, spill a little for luck, and then maybe subscribe to the magazine.

 

 

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