Annals of Improbable Research JUL | AUG 2019 (vol 25, number 4)

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Special Issue: Disgusting Research

Two Men and a Bucket of Maggots
Dyed, But not Dead
Horribleness of Awful Sounds…

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: Disgusting Research

Disgusting Research Review*
May We Recommend: Their Faces When They Decapitated Rats*
Head Removal Research*
Icky Forensic Research*
Sperm Bags Research*
Fat Relocation Research*
Body Parts Research*
Icky Fire and Burning Research*

Improbable Research Reviews

Improbable Research: Left, Right Earwig Bed, Blue*
May We Recommend: Odors, Storms, Floccinaucinihilipilification*
Boys Will Be Boys: Orgasm, Bites*

News & Notes

AIRVents  (letters from our readers): Snaked Tongue, Y. Why
Announcement: The 29th First Annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony
Ig Nobel Limericks: Plant Dignity and Cow Dung Vanillin*
Editorial Board
Index of Special Issues
IBC Teachers’ Guide
IBC UnclassifiedVents (letters from our readers): Cat-Licked, Penguin Lip-Readings

On the Front Cover

Stylized drawing, by Nan Swift, of a detail from a forensic report. See page 16.

On the Back Cover

A deceased quagga in storage in the Vienna Natural History Museum. Photo by A.S. Kaswell.