This is Improbable: Cheese String Theory, Magnetic Chickens, and Other WTF Research by Marc Abrahams

The interest of this book has been scientifically proven. It’s written on the cover: Terry Jones from the Monty Python said it was ‘hilarious’.

I think having a look at the articles reviewed and referenced is enough to give you a sense of what is in this book:

Shiyomi, Masae (2004). ‘How are Distances between Individuals of Grazing Cows Explained by a Statistical Model? Ecological Modeling 172: 87-94

Weyers, Peter, Annette Milnik, Clarissa Müller, and Paul Pauli (2006). ‘How to Choose a Seat in Theatres: Always Sit on the Right Side?’ Laterality 11 (2): 181-93


Schmidt, Stephen R. (2002). ‘Outstanding Memories: The Positive and Negative Effects of Nudes on Memory.’ Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition 28 (2):353-61

Yukiko, Esumi, and Ohara Ikuo (1999). ‘Similar Preference for Natural Mineral Water between Female College Students and Rats.’ Journal of Home Economics of Japan 20 (12): 1217-22

Hirsch, Alan R. (2000). ‘Effects of Garlic Bread on Family Interactions.’ Psychosomatic Medicine 62 (1): 103

Buttha, Mahmood F., and Harold Maxwell (2008). Sneezing Induced by Sexual Ideation or Orgasm: An Under-Reported Phenomenon.’ Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine 101: 587-91


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