Annals of Improbable Research JAN | FEB (volume 28, number 1)

The Annals of Improbable Research, volume 28 Issue 1
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Special Issue: Ice Cream

Ice Cream Cryotherapy
Interdependent Ice Cream Cones
Chocolate vs. Vanilla Environment Impact


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: Ice Cream

Ice Cream Research*
Ice Cream Headaches*
Ice Cream Impacts*
Ice Cream Stick Research*
Medicinal Instances of Ice Cream*
Ice Cream Multiplicity and Frequency*
Ice Cream and Happiness*

Improbable Research Reviews

May We Recommend: Unidirectional Friendship*
Medical: Drinking Grandma, Snoring, Meditation*
Improbable Research: Distance, High Heels, Blinking*
Icky Cutesy Research: Lettuce Lego, Dog*
Ig® and Beyond: Earwigs, Dog Food, and Ice Cream*

News & Notes

AIR Vents: Turkey and Metal Bands Confusion
Teachers’ Guide
AIR Books
A Hitchhiker’s Guide to Brain Science on Planet Earth
Ig Nobel Limericks: Reattachment and Dizziness*
Back Issues
Unclassified Ads

On the Front Cover

Ice cream melting on a paper about melting ice cream. See page 4.

On the Back Cover

A 1914 photo of Dr. Charles Campbell and a “municipal batroost”, a structure in San Antonio, Texas— designed to help eradicate mosquitoes, as well as bolster the bats.

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 2021 some will happen teledistantly.

See for details of these and other events:

January 14, 2022 Arisia, Boston, USA

January 20, 2022 Improbable Conversation (premiere of a new series, online)

February, 2022 AAAS Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, USA

March/April 2022 Ig Nobel Euro (and Brexitannia) Tour (if the pandemic allows)

September, 2022 The 32nd First Annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony