Annals of Improbable Research NOVEMBER | DECEMBER 2018 (vol 24, number 6)

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Special Issue: The 28th First Annual Ig® Nobel Prizes

Saliva in Art Museums
Cannibalism, Nutritionally
Lessons From Self-Colonoscopy…

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: The 2018 Ig Nobel Prizes

The 28th First Annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony*
The 2018 Ig Nobel Prize Winners*
The Acceptance Speeches*
 The 24/7 Lectures*
Libretto: The Broken Heart Opera

Improbable Research Reviews*

May We Recommend: Levitation of Ladybugs*
Improbable Research: Bug Stomping, Mathematical Teeth Clenching*
Medical Research: Medical Postage Stamps*

News & Notes

AIRVents  (letters from our readers): Joy and Life of Joy and Death
Ig® Nobel Limericks: Swallow a Shrew*
Editorial Board
Index of Special Issues
Teachers’ Guide
Unclassified Ads

On the Front Cover

Physics professor Melissa Franklin, biology professor Dany Adams, and physician/biomedical researcher Deborah Anderson use balloons and stamps to demonstrate the stamp test, a simple technique that was honored with the Ig Nobel Prize for Reproductive Medicine. Photo: Alexey Eliseev.

On the Back Cover

Medical Education prize winner Akira Horiuchi receives his Ig Nobel Prize from Nobel laureate Wolfgang Ketterle. Human curtain rod (and the Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists’ 2015 Woman of the Year) Anne Madden savors the moment. Photo: Howard Cannon.