Win a copy of This Is Improbable, Marc Abrahams' exploration of the odder frontiers of scientific research
In 1991 the inaugural Ig Nobel Awards were presented for scientific research "that cannot, or should not, be reproduced". They were the brainchild of Marc Abrahams, editor of the science humour magazine Annals of Improbable Research and writer of the weekly 'Improbable Research' column in the Guardian. Each year since they have honoured reseachers who have pushed the frontiers of knowledge beyond all reasonable expectation.
This is Improbable: Cheese String Theory, Magnetic Chickens, and Other WTF Research is Marc Abrahams' new book, an exploration of oddest, most imaginative, and just plain improbable research from around the globe. Amongst the vital insights he uncovers are why books on ethics are more likely to get stolen, the best way - mathematically speaking - to slice a ham sandwich and what time of the month generates higher tips for lap dancers.
Courtesy of the publisher, Oneworld Publications, we have five copies of This is Improbable to give away. For your chance to win, simply answer the question below.
CLOSING DATE: MIDNIGHT, WEDNESDAY 26TH SEPTEMBER
Which of these is not a genuine scientific paper honoured by the Ig Nobel Awards?
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