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This is Improbable Cheese String Theory, Magnetic Chickens, and Other WTF Research

By: Marc Abrahams(Author)
320 pages, Illustrations
This is Improbable
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  • This is Improbable ISBN: 9781851689316 Paperback mass-market paperback Sep 2012 Usually dispatched within 1 week
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  • This is Improbable ISBN: 9781851689750 Paperback trade paperback Mar 2013 Out of Print #204489
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Marc Abrahams, the founder of the Ig Nobel Prizes, offers an addictive, wryly funny expose of the oddest, most imaginative, and just plain improbable research from around the globe. He looks into why books on ethics are more likely to get stolen, the best way to slice a ham sandwich (mathematically), and what time of month generates higher tips for Vegas lap dancers. Abrahams' tour through these unlikeliest investigations of animals, plants, and minerals (including humans) will first make you laugh, then make you think about the world in a new way.

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Biography

Marc Abrahams is editor of the science humour magazine Annals of Improbable Research and founder of the Ig Nobel Prizes, which are presented at Harvard University each year. Abrahams and the Ig have been covered by the BBC, New Scientist, Daily Mail, Times, and numerous other outlets internationally. He writes the weekly Improbable Research column for the Guardian.

By: Marc Abrahams(Author)
320 pages, Illustrations
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