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Friday, January 21, 2005

Miserable day, miserable research

An academic at Cardiff University has identified the most miserable day of the year using a formula which takes into account such factors as time since Christmas, extent of personal debt and likely weather. I'll spare you the quantitative details because, obviously, this is a bit technical, but the long and the short of it is that January 24th is the worst of days. In a striking personal confirmation of this theory I note that January 24th is a Monday, and therefore an alcohol-free day in the Rexie household, and also that I have an appointment at the dentist.

It certainly is a miserable time of year for most of us, but for academics it can be a good time to get research, dreamed up over a few pints at a Christmas party and sketched on the back of a cigarette packet, into the media.


At 21 January 2005 at 10:32, Blogger Jorgen said...

This is definitely pseudo-science. Serious scientific research wpuld have linked the result up with ones biorythms and horoscope.


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