Annals of Improbable Research JUL | AUG 2020 (vol 26, number 4)

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Special Issue: Coffee, and Tea

— 5 bonus pages! —

How to Spill Coffee
Coffee and Breast Size
Explosion / Coffee / Fruit Flies…

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: Small Animals

How to Spill a Cup of Coffee*
Coffee and Tea: Twins, Sleeve, Bitter, Breast*
Coffee, Tea, and Booze: Maybe*
The Paradox of Hot Joe*
Coffee Medical Research: Microsurgery, Enemas, and Longevity*
Coffee and the Brain: Attention, Make, React, Threat*
Coffee, Tea, and Mood Experiments*
How to Make a Best Second Cup of Coffee*
Other Uses of Coffee and Tea: Organ Preservation, Cigar Butt, Cow Manure, Ants*

Improbable Research Reviews

Improbable Research: Electric Toothbrushed Flowers, Cracked Painting Toughness*
May We Recommend: Not Only Assholes Drive Mercedes*
Ig® and Beyond: Smell the Coffee, Hold the Coffee, Lunch*

News & Notes

AIR Vents (letters from our readers): Flying Coffee, Transit Time
Webcast: The 30th First Annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony
Ig Nobel Limericks: Infant-Derived Sausages, and Onions*
Teachers’ Guide
Editorial Board
Index of Special Issues
Unclassified Ads

On the Front Cover

Many coffee beans, and one teabag.

On the Back Cover

An advertisement for a cremation free lunch, mailed to our office in early 2020. (We have blurred out the contact info.)