Annals of Improbable Research MAY | JUNE 2023 (vol 29, number 3)

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Special Issue: Formulas & Recipes

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: Formulas & Recipes

Some Favored and Famous Formulas*
Life Recipes Research Review: Mortality Compost and Ants*
Biological Formulas Research Review: Rocket Frog, Wobbly Muscle*
Love Formulas and Recipes*
Space and Gunk Formulas and Recipes Research*
Food Formulas and Recipes AIR v29i3

Improbable Research 

Gods in Water*
Toilet Paper in Wastewater*

Improbable Research Reviews*

May We Recommend: Mindful Eating of Students*
Boys Will Be Boys: Voice/Semen Quality, Bathroom Formula*
Improbable Research: Sounds on Old Pots, Let’s Dance, Country Diffraction*
Medical Research AIR v29i3
Icky Cutesy AIR v29i3
Ig® and Beyond: Ptosis and Spears*

On the Front Cover

A portion of the instructions for applying a formula to assemble an elephant.

On the Back Cover

An incorrect formula for computing Force.

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 14, 2023 — The 33rd First Annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony

October 14, 2023 — Ig Nobel Face-to-Face, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA