Annals of Improbable Research JAN | FEB 2023 (vol 29, number 1)

The Annals of Improbable Research, Jan - Feb 2023 (volume 29, Number 1)
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Special Issue: Super Advanced Theories

Animals Inter-Species Musical Collaboration Height & Age


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: Super Advanced Theories

Inter-Species Musical Collaboration
Height & Age
Lots of Words
Philosophers & Smokers*

Improbable Research Reviews

May We Recommend: Panda Rolls in Manure*
Improbable Research: Neck Crick, Car Eyes, Fake Buffet*
Icky Cutesy: Dinner? Putrid*
Medical Research: Fingertips, Fructo, Bottlecaps*
Ig® and Beyond: Swearing and Paws*

News & Notes

AIR Vents: Frog Bigness, Arrest Prospects
Teachers’ Guide
AIR Books
Ig Nobel Limericks: Voodoo Dolls and Liquid/Solid Cats*
Back Issues
Unclassified Ads

On the Front Cover

Noted, if fictional, pipe smoker Sherlock Holmes discusses a super-advanced theory. Drawings by Sydney Paget.

On the Back Cover

A Metz Speedster automobile at the edge of the Grand Canyon, 1914.

Some Coming Events

The Covid-19 pandemic has introduced excitingly boundless uncertainty as to whether, when, where, and how various public activities will happen in the near future. In 2023 some will happen teledistantly.

See for details of these and other events:

February 2023 — AAAS Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, USA
March/April 2023 — Ig Nobel Euro (and Brexitannia) Tour
Aug 15, 2023 — American Chemical Society, San Francisco, USA
September (exact date TBA) — The 33rd First Annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony