Annals of Improbable Research SEPTEMBER | OCTOBER 2018 (vol 24, number 5)

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Special Issue: Medical Surprises

Spaghetti Surprise
Medical Nitroglycerine Explosions

How Surgeons Behave Like Monkeys and Apes

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: Medical Surprises

Surprises About Patients*
Surprises About Surgeons*
Surprises for Medical Students*
Surprising Medical Techniques*
The Paper Clip in Medicine*
Medical Nitroglycerine Explosions*
Icky Cutesy: Weighting, Self-Circumcision*
May We Recommend: After the Deluge, Shocked in Bed*
Ig® and Beyond: How Surgeons Behave Like Monkeys and Apes*

Improbable Research Reviews*

Improbable Research: Dead Trout Swimming, Balloon Bursting*

News & Notes

AIRVents  (letters from our readers): Touching Seen in Airports
Ig® Nobel Limericks: Grizzly Armor, Country Music*
Editorial Board
Index of Special Issues
Teachers’ Guide
Unclassified Ads

On the Front Cover

Methods for “Head-Down Self-Treatment of Choking.”; See page 16.

On the Back Cover

A isopropyl alcohol bottle’s label implies the existence of many curious histories: “Do not point at self or others; product will squirt when squeezed.” Photo: A.S. Kaswell.