Annals of Improbable Research SEP | OCT 2020 (vol 26, number 5)

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Special Issue: Liars and Con Men

Why Politicians Lie
How Often Do Liars Lie?
Cat Swarm Optimization…

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: Liars and Con Men

Lying Where in the Body*
Lying in Politics and Business*
Liars on Lying*
Liars Research Review*
Con Men Research Review*

Improbable Research Reviews

Improbable Research: Prey, Ketchup, Corruption*
Medical Research: Meat, Pepper, and a Bolt*
May We Recommend: Cat Swarm Optimization*
Ig® and Beyond: Bullshit Ability*

News & Notes

AIR Vents (letters from our readers): Lying Men, Women, and Cows
Webcast: The 30th First Annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony
Ig Nobel Limericks: Liars and Bombs*
Editorial Board
Index of Special Issues
Unclassified Ads

On the Front Cover

The mouths of famous liars. Montage by Nan Swift.

On the Back Cover

Photo from the book The Life of Richard Owen by His Grandson (1895)