Annals of Improbable Research MAR | APR 2021 (vol 27, number 2)

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Special Issue: Forensics

Corpse Airdrop
Death by Zuccini
How to Do a Perfect Murder

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: Forensics

May We Recommend: Historic Dropping of a Body from an Aeroplane
Forensic Techniques: Corpses, Coconuts, and TV*
Medical: Sniffles, Bikes, and Bullets*
Dental Research: Dentures, Death, and Selfies*
Pubic Hair Forensics*
Intriguing Deaths
Potent, Backfiring Alarms*
Icky Cutesy Research Review: Pyramid Collapse, Bored to Death*
Dogs Research: Dog Bite (Dead) Man*
Cats Research: Do Cats Eat Human Remains?*

Improbable Research Reviews

Improbable Research: Audience Odor, Sea Legs*
Ig® and Beyond: Young Cheater Barriers, Legal Obscurity Defense*

News & Notes

AIR Vents (letters from our readers): Unhanded Pope, Slow-Thumpers
Ig Nobel Limericks: Un-thinking Crime, Un-testing Pollution*
Editorial Board
Index of Special Issues
Unclassified Ads

On the Front Cover

Symbolic depiction of a waiter delivering a measure of justice, even while several hands tip the scale. Photo: A.S. Kaswell