The special Small Animals issue (volume 26, number 3) of the magazine is chock full of improbable research about small animals.
“Hard, hard to be a baby—Baby animals like you’ve never seen them” is more or less the English translation of the French title of Brooke Barker’s book Dur, dur d’être un bébé—Les bébés animaux comme vous ne les avez jamais vus. The book is full of facts and drawings about many kinds and sizes of […]
The special Big Animals issue (vol. 26, no. 2) of the magazine tramples forth with reports about improbable research about animals that are big. And improbable. And real. Perhaps this is the psychologically right moment to subscribe, or to buy one of the more than 150 back issues that explore all sorts of improbable things.
Color Preference in the Insane, Can Consumers Recognize the Taste of their Favorite Beer?, Effect of Audience Boredom on the Power Hungry, You Never Sleep Alone, Improbable Medical Review, Extracting the Wrong Tooth, and Telephones for Animals. In episode #206, Marc Abrahams shows some unfamiliar research studies to Jean Berko Gleason, Chris Cotsapas, Maggie Lettvin, […]
Benno Meyer-Rochow, who won an Ig Nobel Prize in 2005 for calculating the pressures produced when penguins poo [see diagram, below] is now investigating a different kind of biological mystery. Meyer-Rochow wrote an essay that begins: You can lock arms with someone, you can lock on to something or be locked in or even be […]