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57. An Enemy of the People

On November 26th, 1998, I was named by the London Times newspaper as “an enemy of the people” for using physics to work out the optimum way to dunk a biscuit. It was my first venture in using food as a vehicle to help communicate how science works. To date it has also been the most successful - at least, in attracting attention, including the award of a spoof ...

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55. How to win an IgNobel Prize (by one who “succeeded”)

In the last post I suggested that the use of blue light to stimulate erections was a sure-fire candidate for an IgNobel Prize. But what is an IgNobel Prize? How does one go about winning one? And should one want to win one? When they were initiated in 1991 as a parody of the real Nobel Prizes, the answer to the last question was “certainly not!” When Marc ...

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Biscuit dunking on ITV Weekend!

http://youtu.be/4g6zpkoG3a8   Watch me biscuit dunking on ITV Weekend! 

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Equations for Everyday Life

Cambridge University Scientific Society A decade ago I initiated what has become a rather regrettable trend when I demonstrated that a simple physical equation could be used to understand and optimize the process of biscuit dunking. The media were enraptured by the idea, though not really in tune with my intention, which was to make science accessible by showing ...

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Radio Interview: Advanced Biscuit Dunking

BBC Radio Wales An interview about the new, sweet-potato based, infinitely dunkable biscuit.

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Chocolate Digestive is Nation’s Favourite Dunking Biscuit

Telegraph (London) The dunking story just rolls on and on! Here it has resurfaced in the Telegraph (London).

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Biscuit Dunking Poetry

I even received the attention of poets. One of their poems has even appeared in an anthology. My favourite, though, was this one from a member of London’s Garrick Club, with the immortal couplet: “Some men delight in tits and bums, But I’m absorbed by biscuit crumbs” ...

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Gravy Boffin Uses His Loaf

BBC Radio News A Bristol-based scientist has carried out extensive research to work out the ideal bread to mop up gravy. Dr Len Fisher, a research fellow at the University of Bristol, has determined that the Italian crusty bread Ciabatta soaks up the most sauce. He tested a variety of breads, including white and wholemeal cut both normally and length-wise, ...

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Cold Milk Takes the Biscuit

BBC News The best way to enjoy a biscuit is not with tea or coffee but with cold, chocolate-flavoured milk, according to new research. Scientists at Nottingham University have found milky drinks trap the biscuit flavours in the mouth, whereas hot drinks tend to "wash away" the experience before the mouth and nose have had time to fully appreciate them. The ...

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Crumbs I’ve Got a Prize

One of many newspaper stories that appeared at the time when I received an IgNobel Prize. Most were friendly, and showed recognition that this was a serious effort to make science accessible by showing how scientists think about the little problems of everyday life. View image of article

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