Annals of Improbable Research JUL | AUG 2021 (vol 27, number 4)

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Special Issue: Ducks

The Turducken Experiments
The Meatloaf Test
Ducks and Water

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: Ducks

Uranium for Ducks, Please*
Ducks and Walking*
Steaming and Dabbling*
Ducks and Water*
May We Recommend: Duck Death by Spaghetti*
The Turducken Experiment*
Duck or Not Duck?
Ducks’ Body Parts*
Duck Droppings*

Improbable Research Reviews

Improbable Research: Laundry Scent, Blurred Flowers, Backwards Speech*
Medical: Jaw-Lock, Cranial Chopsticks, Meatloaf & Corpse*
Icky Cutesy Research Review: Whoop, Whoop, Paintbrush*
Ig® and Beyond: Stings and Fetishes*

News & Notes

AIR Vents (letters from our readers):Two Mallards and Maybe a Horse
Ig Nobel Limericks: Dog Translator, Hell Finder*
Editorial Board
Index of Special Issues
Unclassified Ads

On the Front Cover

Artist’s rendition of two photographs from the study “Elaborate Vaginas and Long Phalli: Post-copulatory Sexual Selection in Birds.” (See page 26) Artwork by Nan Swift.