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Physics takes the biscuit

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Abstract

Why did a light-hearted experiment attract so much attention from the media? The episode is an interesting lesson for those wanting to explain science to the wider public — equations do not always scare people away.

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    Nature 389, 827–829 (1997).

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    Phys. Rev. 17, 374–375 (1921).

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  1. Len Fisher is in the Physics Department, University of Bristol, Bristol BS8 1TL, UK. e-mail: Len.Fisher@bristol.ac.uk

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