Special Issue: Gulls, Crows, Pigeons, Woodpeckers
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.
May We Recommend: Bird-Made Nests Made from Anti-Bird Spikes*
Gulls Research Review*
Pigeons Research Review: Treadmills, Head Bobs, Hairdressers*
Crows Research Review*
Woodpecker Research Review*
Improbable Research Reviews*
Improbable Research: Ducks, Swans, Analysts, Bug-Grippers*
Medical Research: Ice Cream, Apple-Peeling, Brushing*
Icky Cutesy Research: Cat Upchuck, Moment of Tooth, Getting a Head*
Boys Will Be Boys: Italian Fantasies, Unexplored Love Doll Usage*
Ig® and Beyond: Rats and Fashion*
News & Notes
AIR Vents: Gulls, Sea Lions, War
Ig Nobel Limericks: Vagina Music and Speed Bumps*
On the Front Cover
Skulls of black-headed gulls (Chroicocephalus ridibundus) in the collection of the Natural History Museum Rotterdam. Photo: Aad Hoogendoorn.
On the Back Cover
Skulls of herring gulls (Larus argentatus) in the collection of the Natural History Museum Rotterdam. Photo: Aad Hoogendoorn.
Some Coming Events
The Covid-19 pandemic has introduced excitingly boundless uncertainty as to whether, when, and where public activities will happen in the near future. In 2023 some will happen teledistantly.
(See IMPROBABLE.COM for details of these and other events.)
September 8, 2023 — Quark Matter Conference, Houston, Texas, USA
September 14, 2023 — The 33rd First Annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony
September 27, 2023 — Catania, Italy
September 29, 2023 — Perugia, Italy
September 29, 2023 — Cambridge (MA) Science Festival
November 4, 2023 — Berlin Science Festival
November 11, 2023 — Ig Nobel Face-to-Face, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
November 18, 2023 — Imperial College, London, UK