This year’s Ig Nobel prize for physics went to Professor Frank Fish , for research into the question of why ducklings swim in a line behind their mother. Apparently, the linear formation saves energy with the last duckling in the line benefitting the most. Didn’t we already know that?
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What about the one duckling which seems to wander off on its own?
You apply for the research grant and I’ll go find the ducks.