Stiffened Resolve

The same psychologist who calculated that January 24th was the most depressing day of the year has worked out that today is the best day make (or reaffirm) any resolutions.

Mr Arnall’s formula is in the great tradition of wacky science. Experts have, in recent years, formulated the equation behind the perfect biscuit for dunking in tea; manipulated the mathematics of the ideal fried potato chip; explored the ideal geometry for stone-skimming across a pond; calculated the relative flatness of pancakes and the plains of Kansas; and even the established the variables in the formula for the perfect joke.

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