by Ted Bauman
The Sovereign Investor
I regularly spill coffee somewhere between the kitchen and my office. It happens when I’m walking from one to the other with a brimming cup of freshly brewed joe.
It drives my wife batty. Apparently it does the same to someone at the Pentagon — so much so that they commissioned a taxpayer-funded study entitled: “Walking With Coffee: Why Does It Spill?”
Alas, $170,000 later, the good professors of the University of California were unable to unravel this mystery, so vital to our national security. They concluded that “the motions of the human body, while seemingly regular, are quite complex and are coupled to a coffee cup and liquid therein, which makes it difficult to unravel the precise reasons behind coffee spilling.”