Annals of Improbable Research NOV | DEC 2021 (vol 27, number 6)

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Special Issue: The 31st First Annual Ig Nobel Prizes

Upside Down Rhino Transport
Why People Do/Don’t Collide
Chewed Chewing Gum

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: Children

The 2021 Ig Nobel Prize Winners*
A Grizzly (Bear) Note*
The Acceptance Speeches*
The 24/7 Lectures*
Opera Libretto: “A Bridge Between People”
Ig® and Beyond: Speaking Up to Superiors, Dogs and Magnets*
Ig Nobel Limericks: Stinky Feet, Community Dad

Improbable Research Reviews

Improbable Research: Bats, Rats, and Flies, Indoors*
Medical: Deathly Kiss, Ritual Enema*
May We Recommend: Continuous Burning of Fake Feces*

News & Notes

AIR Vents: Dr. Ralph O. Clock’s 12-Year Study*
Editorial Board
Index of Special Issues
Unclassified Ads

On the Front Cover

The upraised big toe—the Babinski sign—evident in a child, in a Renaissance painting. See page 11 and page 22.

On the Back Cover

The main exhibition hall at the Ig Nobel Prizes exhibition in Fukuoka, Japan, October 2021.

Where There’s More

There’s always new improbable — it’s not what you expect! — stuff on the Improbable Research blog at IMPROBABLE.COM