AIR - archives of the magazine

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The Annals of Improbable Research (also known as AIR) is a magazine printed on genuine, old-fashioned paper. There are six new issues every year.

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These archives include the complete tables of contents of every issue of the magazine, and a sampling of articles.

  • 2005 (volume 11, numbers 1-6)
  • 2004 (volume 10, numbers 1-6)
  • 2003 (volume 9, numbers 1-6)
  • 2002 (volume 8, numbers 1-6)
  • 2001 (volume 7, numbers 1-6)
  • 2000 (volume 6, numbers 1-6)
  • 1999 (volume 5, numbers 1-6)
  • 1998 (volume 4, numbers 1-6)
  • 1997 (volume 3, numbers 1-6)
  • 1996 (volume 2, numbers 1-6)
  • 1995 (volume 1, numbers 1-6)

Our best tiny leftovers go into the free monthly e-newsletter -- mini-AIR.
Our best detritus goes into our daily blog.