Physics takes the biscuit

@article{Fisher1999PhysicsTT,
  title={Physics takes the biscuit},
  author={Len Fisher},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1999},
  volume={397},
  pages={469-469}
}
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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