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The Ig Nobel prizes : rewarding the world's unlikeliest research
Abrahams, Marc.
Adult Nonfiction Q173 .A18 2004

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Introductionp. 1
What's an Ig?p. 2
How It Began, Brieflyp. 3
How the Winners Are Chosenp. 4
The Ceremonyp. 5
Controversyp. 9
How to Read This Bookp. 12
Medical Breakthroughsp. 15
Failure of Electric Shock Treatment for Rattlesnake Envenomationp. 16
Nose Picking in Adolescentsp. 19
Elevator Music Prevents the Common Coldp. 23
Psychology and Intelligencep. 27
A Forbidding Experiment: Spitting, Chewing Gum, and Pigeonsp. 28
Ignorance Is Blissp. 31
Economicsp. 35
Squeezing Orange County/Bringing Down Baringsp. 36
The Good Lloyd's Shepherds Insure Disasterp. 40
Dying to Save Taxesp. 43
Enron--and Then Some (and Then None)p. 46
Peace--Diplomacy and Persuasionp. 51
The Levitating Crime Fightersp. 52
Daryl Gates, the Gandhi of Los Angelesp. 55
Stalin Worldp. 59
Peaceful Ejaculations and Explosionsp. 63
Booming Voices of Britainp. 64
Father of the Bombp. 67
Pacific Kaboomp. 70
Love and/or Reproductionp. 73
The Compulsive Biochemistry of Lovep. 74
High-Velocity Birthp. 78
Taking Fatherhood in Handp. 82
Insert Herep. 86
Height, Penile Length, and Foot Sizep. 90
Discoveries--Basic Sciencep. 93
The Happiness of Clamsp. 94
Cold Fusion in Chickensp. 97
Mini-Dinosaurs, Mini-Princessesp. 101
The Remembrance of Water Passedp. 106
Discoveries--Things That Rise or Fallp. 111
Injuries Due to Falling Coconutsp. 112
The Fall of Buttered Toastp. 116
The Collapse of Toilets in Glasgowp. 120
Levitating Frogsp. 124
Troy and the Grizzly Bearp. 127
Troy and the Grizzly Bearp. 128
Inventionsp. 133
The Most Inventive Salesmanp. 134
The Kitty and the Keyboardp. 138
Patenting the Wheelp. 141
Hellish Technicalitiesp. 145
Who Is Going to Hellp. 146
Mikhail Gorbachev Is the Antichristp. 149
Scents and Sensibilityp. 155
The Self-Perfuming Business Suitp. 156
Filter-Equipped Underwearp. 159
Food for Thoughtp. 163
Extremely Instant Barbecuep. 164
Sogginess at Breakfastp. 167
The Effects of Ale, Garlic, and Soured Cream on the Appetite of Leechesp. 170
No Need for Foodp. 174
How to Make a Cup of Tea, Officiallyp. 178
The Sociology of Canadian Donut Shopsp. 183
The Optimal Way to Dunk a Biscuitp. 186
Educationp. 191
Banning the Beakerp. 192
Deepak Choprap. 195
Dan Quaylep. 199
Literaturep. 201
976 Coauthors in Search of a Titlep. 202
The Father of Junk E-mailp. 204
Appendicesp. 209
Year-by-Year List of Winnersp. 210
How to Nominate Someonep. 229
The Web Sitep. 231
About the Annals of Improbable Researchp. 232
Acknowledgmentsp. 234
Indexp. 237

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