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This website provides "research that makes people laugh and then think."  Links are provided to selected articles from the Journal of Improbable Research and to each year's Ig Nobel Prizes.  Features include the Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists.
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APA Format
Improbable Research. (n.d.). Retrieved December 17, 2018, from Improbable Research:
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Improbable Research. Improbable Research. Cambridge: Improbable Research. (accessed 17 December 2018).
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Improbable Research. Cambridge: Improbable Research. 17 Dec. 2018 <>.
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