Annals of Improbable Research MAY | JUN 2019 (vol 25, number 3)

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Special Issue: Animals

Dog Snog and Poo
A Jackass and a Fish
Penguin Lip-Reading…

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: Animals

Flies in the Face of Death*
Animal Odors*
Animals or Parts in Motion*
Insights About People and Other Animals*
Raccoon Cleverness/Orneriness*
The Orpington Duck Dilemma*
Icky Cutesy: Croc Tears, Zoo in a Corpse*
Ig and Beyond: A Jackass and a Fish*
Nominative Determinism: McHorse on Horse Digits*
Cat Tricks: Delayed Action*
Dog Habits: Snog and Poo*
Habit Research: Skunks and Slugs*
Cats: Cats, Human Emotions and Speech*
Dogs: Eye Resemblance and the ‘Guilty Look*
Ig® Nobel Limericks: Chimp Butts, Gorilla Suits*

Improbable Research Reviews

Improbable Research: Deborah Number, Cheesecake*
May We Recommend: When Old and Young People Chew Gum and Walk*
Boys Will Be Boys: Shaved, Plugged*

News & Notes

AIRVents  (letters from our readers): Cat-Licked, Penguin Lip-Readings
Editorial Board
Index of Special Issues
Teachers’ Guide
 Unclassified Ads

On the Front Cover

A taxidemied baboon (Papio ursinus) in the Natuurhistorisch Museum Rotterdam. Photo by Kees Moeliker.

On the Back Cover

A sign in Zurich honoring the 2008 Ig Nobel Prize-winning Swiss legal principle that plants have dignity. Photo: Elizabeth Oberzaucher. And a sign in Cambridge, MA, USA.