Twitterings call it the “best abstract ever“. The lead author, Michael Berry, was awarded the 2000 Ig Nobel Prize in physics (together with Andre Geim) for using magnets to levitate a frog. This new paper is a response to the recent reported measurements of neutrinos that apparently traveled faster than the speed of light. Here’s the entire abstract:
Abstract. Probably not.
BONUS (a few hours later): a reader has found a paper published in 1978 that treads similarly glorious ground.