Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Scientific Paper of the Week

I saw this paper referenced on the front page of Reddit a few days ago. Can you guess why it's special? (Hint: It has to do with one of the authors.)

Give up?

I'll let Family Guy's Tom Tucker write down the answer for you...

OK, perhaps you need some more explanation. If so, there's a nice Wikipedia article that sums it up pretty nicely here.

Aaron Santos is a physicist and author of the books How Many Licks? Or How to Estimate Damn Near Anything and Ballparking: Practical Math for Impractical Sports Questions. Follow him on Twitter at @aarontsantos.

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