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IG Nobel Prizes 2 An All-New Collection of the World's Unlikeliest Research

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ISBN-10: 0525949127

ISBN-13: 9780525949121

Edition: N/A

Authors: Marc Abrahams

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The hilarious second installment of the popular humor series honoring the worlds most improbable actual research The first volume of The Ig Nobel Prizeswas celebrated as a brainy bacchanalian (USA Today) and so funny you couldnt make it up (The Washington Post). Now, the guru of scientific satire (Publishers Weekly), Marc Abrahams, returns with The Ig Nobel Prizes 2, a fresh compendium of all- new unbelievable-but-true accomplishments in the sciences, arts, and humanities. Born from the annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony at Harvard University, The Ig Nobel Prizes 2demonstrates the incredible lengths to which people will go in the pursuit of knowledge. Winners of this prestigious award include:…    
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Book details

List price: $18.95
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date: 9/22/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 272
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.25" long x 1.20" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Introduction
Implausible, Improbable, and True
The Ceremony
The Ig Nobel Tours of the UK, Ireland, and Australia
How to Nominate Someone
Sentiment
Larger Than Life
Knight of the Living Dead
The Birth of Murphy's Law
The Further Adventures of Troy
The Little Things in Life
You Can Rent Liechtenstein
Politicians' Uniquely Simple Personalities
Trinkaus-An Informal Look
Good Music, Good Eating, Good Water?
He Invented Karaoke
The Effect of Country Music on Suicide
Food on the Floor
Water?
Peace and Harmony Between the Species
From Dogs' Mouths to Your Ears
Persuading Pigeons to Go Elsewhere
Chickens Prefer Beautiful Humans
Money, Money, Money
Stock Up on Junk
Profit of Doom
Tamagotchi and the World Economy
A Toothless Theory of Economics
The Pursuit of Love
Homosexual Necrophilia in the Mallard Duck
Superior Sperm
Clones From a Seed
Medical Mysteries Solved
Scrotal Asymmetry in Man and in Ancient Sculpture
The Possible Pain Experienced During Execution by Different Methods
The Impact of Wet Underwear on Comfort in the Cold
Nicotine Is Not Addictive
Preference for Waxed or Unwaxed Dental Floss
Peace and Quiet
Have a Pepsi, Win a Prize, Start a Riot
Good Nukes Make Good Neighbors
The Zipper-Entrapped Penis
Voilal
The Shower Curtain Mystery
Chicken Plucking and Tornado Wind Speed
That Bug on Your Windshield
Base Elements into Gold
Aroma Everywhere
DNA Cologne
The Perfume on Magazine Pages
Beano
Foot Malodor
Food Adventure and Aftermath
The Spiceless Jalapeno Chile Pepper
Spam
Collector's Choice
The Constipated Serviceman
Its Brains You Want
The Brains of London Taxi Drivers
The Effects of Chewing Gum Flavor on Brain Waves
The Intelligence of Single-Nostril Breathing
Much Higher Learning
Where the Hell
High-Level Kidnapping
Evolution Nyet
The Irrelevance of Understanding
Dianetics
The Bible Code
Appendices
The Web Site
About the Annals of Improbable Research
Year-by-Year List of Winners
Acknowledgments
Index
About the Author