Rolf Zwaan (co-author of the Ig Nobel Prize winning study “Leaning to the left makes the Eiffel Tower seem smaller: Posture-modulated thought“) is blogging about at amusing titles given to scholarly studies. He looks especially at his own field:
I culled amusing titles from the 2003-2012 issues of Psych Science. It was not always easy to determine what was an amusing title and what not. For example, I initially false-alarmed to this one.Chicks Like Consonant MusicIt actually is descriptive. So it may be that others would come up with a slightly different set of titles than I did. I think the differences will be small though.In this post I will share some qualitative observations (if you want the entire list of amusing titles, just contact me).
BONUS: Of course, to see many such titles, and more, one can also dip into any issue of the Annals of Improbable Research, where issue by issue, year by year, they accrete.
UPDATE: Part 2