"Does Winnie the Pooh have a B12 deficiency?"
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The Journal of Interdisciplinary Science Projects
has been tackling this and other vital subjects from the world of popular culture. As well as the Winnie the Pooh
question, they consider whether Miley Cyrus
really can come on like a wrecking ball, where a tiny frog
gets the extra mass to turn into a human prince, Sherlock
's ability to see dog hairs at a great distance, how many lies Pinocchio
could tell before the weight of his enlarged nose caused his neck to snap and the feasibility of Gus Fring
's last walk. Word of warning: they're all PDFs.
There is a semi-serious point to all this. The University of Leicester set its students the task of writing papers like these to introduce them to the discipline and form of producing real peer-reviewed science papers. The subjects may be daft, but the science still has to be correct, the university points out.