Series: The Ig Nobel Prizes

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The Ig Nobel Prizes: The Annals of Improbable Research by Marc Abrahams1
The Ig Nobel Prizes 2: An All-New Collection of the World's Unlikeliest Research by Marc Abrahams2

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  2. The Darwin Awards: Evolution in Action by Wendy Northcutt (2000)
  3. Sex as a Heap of Malfunctioning Rubble: More of the Best of the Journal of Irreproducible Results (And Further Improbabilities : More of the Best of the Journal of Irreproducible Results) by Marc Abrahams (1993)
  4. Elephants on Acid and Other Bizarre Experiments by Alex Boese (2007)
  5. Does Anything Eat Wasps?: And 101 Other Questions (New Scientist) by New Scientist (2005)
  6. More Dumb, Dumber, Dumbest by John J. Kohut (1998)
  7. How to Dunk a Doughnut: The Science of Everyday Life by Len Fisher (2002)
  8. The Museum of Hoaxes by Alex Boese (2002)
  9. This is improbable : cheese string theory, magnetic chickens, and other WTF research by Marc Abrahams (2012)
  10. Voodoo Science: The Road from Foolishness to Fraud by Robert L. Park (2000)
  11. Science: Good, Bad, and Bogus by Martin Gardner (1981)
  12. The Straight Dope by Cecil Adams (1984)
  13. The Book of General Ignorance by John Lloyd (2006)
  14. Well, Duh! by Bob Fenster (2004)
  15. Fads and Fallacies in the Name of Science by Martin Gardner (1957)

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