Annals of Improbable Research MAR | APR 2023 (vol 29, number 2)

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Special Issue: 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: Water

Water in Psychology*
Dripping and Running Water*
Water in Biology Research: Tardigrades, Ants, Ice Cubes*
Water Research Review: Dishwasher, Stock Market, Tea Party*
Food and/or Water Research*
Water and Feet and Shoes*
Walking or Running on Water*
Walking Underwater*
Water in Bodies*
Water Out of Bodies: Ear Canals, Swimming Pools*
Water In and Out of Bodies*
Bodies in Water*

Improbable Research Reviews*

May We Recommend: Predicting When a Couple Will Bicker*
Improbable Research: Seasonal Smells, Driver Jerks, Saliva*
Medical Research: Walking in Water, Frozen Finger, Chilling Hand*
Icky Cutesy: Dammed, Dammed, Dammed, and a Lubricant*
Ig® and Beyond: Geckos on Water, Brains Maybe Trained*
News & Notes
AIR Vents: Lizard, Spider, Mann, Mouse, Wine, Water
AIR Books
Teachers’ Guide
Ig Nobel Limericks: Clams on Prozac, Fly in Wine*
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On the Front Cover
A photomontage of different aspects of research on, in, or with water.
On the Back Cover
Humans standing in water at a beach in 1914.

Some Coming Events
The Covid-19 pandemic has introduced excitingly boundless uncertainty as to whether, when, and where public activities will happen in the near future. In 2023 some will happen teledistantly.
(See IMPROBABLE.COM for details
of these and other events.)
March 5, 2023 — AAAS Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, USA

March 2023— Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, USA

August 15, 2023 — American Chemical Society, San Francisco, CA, USA

September 14, 2023 — The 33rd First Annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony