Annals of Improbable Research SEP | OCT 2019 (vol 25, number 5)

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Special Issue: Important Research

Importance for Dogs
Importance of the Unimportant
If You Can Measure It, It Must Be Important…

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: Important Research

If You Can Measure It, It Must Be Important: Seating and Satan*
Important Research Review*
Importance of the Unimportant*
Psychology & Psychiatry Importance*
Importance of Plating and Eating*
Importance for Dogs*
Animal-Related Importance Research*
Medical Importance*
Forensic Importance Research: Boredom, Joan and the Cat*

Improbable Research Reviews

Improbable Research: Clapping, Rain Run, Rug Ruck*
Medical: Grapefruit, Apewoman, Hats*
May We Recommend: Cold Waste Knife Doesn’t Cut It*
Ig® and Beyond: Deception and Laziness*
Boys Will Be Boys: Mindful Arousal, and Defecation*

News & Notes

AIRVents  (letters from our readers): What to Say About Silence
Ig Nobel Limericks: Nose-Picking, Sample Bottles*
Editorial Board
Index of Special Issues
Unclassified Ads

On the Front Cover

Collage made from bits of a study about importance. See page 13.

On the Back Cover

Warning sign next to the door of a tram in Vienna, Austria. Photo: A.S. Kaswell.