Annals of Improbable Research MAR | APR 2020 (vol 26, number 2)

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Special Issue: Big Animals

— 19 bonus pages! —

A Woman Connected to a Sheep
Onion-Induced Crocodile Tears

Alligator Response to a French Horn…

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: Big Animals

Big Animals Research Review: Suits, Sheep Bonobos, Shotguns, Eels*
Alligators: Roars, Treadmill, Helium, Abyss*
Electroejaculation in the Rhinoceros*
Cows: Stripes, Nymphomania, Cache Cows, Cola*
Giant Spiders: Mistaken*
Flamingos: One Leg or Two*
Crocodiles: Bach, Tears, and Biting*
Giraffes: Leaf Blower, Neck Reproduction*
Hedgehogs: German Music Festival*
Elephants: Forgetting, Footprints, Flapping, Draw*
Ig® and Beyond: Nasty Beasts, Monkey Scratch, Novel Juice Mixes*

Improbable Research Reviews

Improbable Research: Social Licking, Ping-Pong Jump, Urinal Politics*
Medical: Spine Twist, Selfie and Shaving Deaths*
Ig® and Beyond: Talent/Luck, Mobile Phone Heritability*
May We Recommend:  Airplane-Bird Combat*

News & Notes

AIR Vents (letters from our readers): Grackle, Smoke, Chew
Ig Nobel Limericks: Cat Hazard and Dog Alignment*
Editorial Board
Index of Special Issues
Unclassified Ads

On the Front Cover

Bits of many big animals. Montage by Nan Swift.

On the Back Cover

Sign for room 2.60 and its neighbors, in a building at the University of Manchester, UK. Photo: A.S. Kaswell.