Annals of Improbable Research JAN | FEB 2018 (vol 24, number 1)

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Special Issue: Pizza and Popcorn

The evolution of pizza
Can Italian pizza save lives?
Popcorn-popping physics…

The features marked with a star (*) are based entirely on material taken straight from standard research (and other Official and Therefore Always Correct) literature. Many of the other articles are genuine, too, but we don’t know which ones.


Special Section: Pizza and Popcorn

Pizza Research Review*
The Evolution of Pizza
Italian Pizza Will Save Your Life, Maybe*
Some Medical Dangers of Pizza in Mediterranean Countries*
Some Risks of Pizza in Britain*
Popcorn Usage Research Review*
Popcorn Kernel and Flake Research*

Improbable Research Reviews*

Forensic: Death by Inglorious Means, Hooligan*
Improbable Research: Beard on Crystal, Fly in Wine*
Improbable Sex: The Postage Stamp Test / Money, Sex and Happiness*
Smoking / Drinking / Drugs: Performance of Pot-Smoking Mason Workers*

News & Notes

AIRVents  (letters from our readers): Popcorny Bearcat, Buttery Man
Editorial Board
AIR Books
Puzzling Solutions: Health Problems*
Ig Nobel Limericks: Depression and Driving-TV*
Index of Special Issues
Teachers’ Guide
Unclassified Ads

On the Front Cover

Researchers have gained surprising insights from pizza, and from popcorn.

On the Back Cover

Cookies named, apparently, after the inventors of calculus— offered for sale in a supermarket in Somerville, Massachusetts. Photo: Alice Shirrell Kaswell.