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More research from the Ministry of Silly Walks

  1. Nov 2, 2007 #1

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    One problem with the argument thread is, as Integral noted, that it doesn't have legs. In my diligent research for more material for that thread I came up with this gem, funded by a government grant no less (life imitating art?):

    SCIENTISTS have explained mathematically why the famous "silly walks" of Monty Python's John Cleese have never caught on in the long history of Homo sapiens.
    The giant, leg-twirling strides of silly walks may enable an individual to leap around swiftly but are simply too expensive in metabolic energy compared to conventional locomotion, according to a paper published on Wednesday by Britain's Royal Society ...​
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