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

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This is improbable : cheese string theory, magnetic chickens, and other WTF research
Title
This is improbable
Title remainder
cheese string theory, magnetic chickens, and other WTF research
Statement of responsibility
Marc Abrahams
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 find a better way to murder tree snakes in Guam. Abrahams' tour through these unlikeliest investigations of animals, plants, and minerals, including humans, will first make you laugh, then make you think about the globe in a new way
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Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Annals of improbable research
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Abrahams, Marc
Dewey number
502.07
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
Q173
LC item number
.A186 2012
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Science
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This is improbable : cheese string theory, magnetic chickens, and other WTF research, Marc Abrahams
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [297]-299)
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
Control code
ocn776501888
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
ix, 299 p.
Isbn
9781851689316
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)776501888
Label
This is improbable : cheese string theory, magnetic chickens, and other WTF research, Marc Abrahams
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [297]-299)
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
Control code
ocn776501888
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
ix, 299 p.
Isbn
9781851689316
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)776501888

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