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This is improbable : cheese string theory, magnetic chickens, and other WTF research

Author: Marc Abrahams
Publisher: Oxford, England : Oneworld, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Marc Abrahams, the founder of the famous Ig Nobel Prize, offers an addictive, wryly funny expose of the oddest, most imaginative, and just plain improbable research from around the world. He looks into why books on ethics are more likely to get stolen and how promoting people randomly improves their work, to what time of month generates higher tips for Vegas lap dancers and how mice were outfitted with parachutes to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Humor
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Abrahams, Marc.
This is improbable.
Oxford, England : Oneworld, 2012
(OCoLC)776501888
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Marc Abrahams
ISBN: 9781780741147 1780741146
OCLC Number: 852470988
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations
Contents: Prologue, without ducks --
Strange in the head --
Things that matter --
Dogs, cows, cats, and so forth --
Behave yourself (or don't) --
Eat, think, and be merry --
Money can be valuable --
Of us, in bed --
Exciting injuries and ills --
Seriously deadly --
Just add. What, er? --
For detectives --
It must mean--
something.
Other Titles: Annals of improbable research.
Responsibility: Marc Abrahams.

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The Guardian's weekly "Improbable" columnist and founder of the internationally renowned, very funny, and invariably profound Ig Nobel Awards tours some of the most improbable research studies in the  Read more...

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