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- Wed Aug 08, 2012 4:46 am UTC
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- Topic: 1092: "Michael Phelps"
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A professor and grad student from the U of Minnesota won the Ig Noble Prize in Chemistry in 2005 for showing that the viscosity of a fluid has almost no effect on the speed of a body moving through it. They filled a swimming pool with guar gum and compared lap times. There's more drag but you can pu...