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This is Improbable: Cheese String Theory, Magnetic Chickens and Other WTF Research (Paperback)
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This is Improbable: Cheese String Theory, Magnetic Chickens and Other WTF Research (Paperback)

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Paperback 320 Pages / Published: 07/03/2013
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Marc Abrahams, the mind behind the internationally renowned Ig Nobel Prizes, is on a mission: to gather the bizarre, the questionable, the brilliant, the downright funny, the profound - everything improbable - from the annals of science research.

What's the best way to slice a ham sandwich, mathematically?

What makes Bobs look especially Bob-like?

Is the right or left ear better at discerning lies?

Could mice be outfitted with parachutes to kill tree snakes?

Publisher: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 9781851689750
Number of pages: 320
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 24 mm

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“This is Improbable”

I struggled to get into this book, I found it quite hard to follow. Disappointing all in all.

Paperback edition
1st March 2013
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“Not for me”

I got this book because I'm always amused at what scientists seem to waste their time doing and I thought I'd enjoy reading about the experiments in more depth. Unfortunately it was written in a way that I... More

Paperback edition
25th January 2013
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“Makes you laugh while making you think”

Marc Abrahams, founder of the Ig Nobel Prizes which reward achievements which make people laugh and then make them think, brings us a collection of strange, funny and just plain amazing scientific research.

This is... More

Paperback edition
16th September 2012
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