Annals of Improbable Research MAY | JUN 2021 (vol 27, number 3)

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Special Issue: Haphazard

Motorcycle and Donkeys
Flower Pot on the Head
Necrophilia and the Law…

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: Haphazard

What’s in an ‘O’?*
Donkeys Research Review: The Motorcycle and Two Donkeys Incident*
Necrophilia and the Law*
Legal Subtleties: ALL CAPS and Burglaries*
Criminal Expertise: Gunfighters, Burglars, Thieves, Perfect Murderers*
Education Research Review: Cookie-Influenced Misadjustment*
Habits and Public Health: Swimming Pools and Toilets*
Medical Eccentrics: Tooth/Bullet, Lice*

Improbable Research Reviews

Medical: Flower Pot on the Head*
Improbable Research: Outrageous Events*
May We Recommend: Salivating Over PowerPoint*
Icky Cutesy Research Review: Cat Got Your Lung?*
Ig® and Beyond: Shrunken Heads, Shorter Referees*

News & Notes

AIR Vents (letters from our readers): Familially and Pleasurable
Ig Nobel Limericks: Income, Kiss, Brows*
Editorial Board
Index of Special Issues
Unclassified Ads

On the Front Cover

Miscellany in the basement storage facility in the Natural History Museum of Denmark, in Copenhagen. Photo: A.S. Kaswell.

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