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My quest for a perfectly awful formula

THE GUARDIAN: The British Science Festival kicks off tomorrow at the University of Surrey and on Sunday I will be giving a lecture discussing those quirky equations that seem to appear in the press every few weeks purporting to describe everyday phenomena.

For example, you may remember the equations that supposedly calculated the perfect TV sitcomthe best day of the year, or the likelihood of scoring from a penalty. You can find lots more documented at the blog Apathy Sketchpad.

Read more at The Guardian…