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Idle

Submission + - Goat on roof trademark (wsj.com)

wen1454 writes: "Some patrons drive from afar to eat at the restaurant and see the goats that have been going up on Al Johnson's roof since 1973. The restaurant 14 years ago trademarked the right to put goats on a roof to attract customers to a business.... So when a tourist spot 750 miles away decided to deploy a rooftop-caprine population, Mr. Johnson made a federal case of it. Last year, he discovered that Tiger Mountain Market in Rabun County, Ga., had been grazing goats on its grass roof since 2007. Putting goats on the roof wasn't illegal. The violation, Al Johnson's alleged in a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, was that Tiger Mountain used the animals to woo business."
Science

Submission + - Evolution of National Nobel Prize Shares (arxiv.org)

wen1454 writes: Juergen Schmidhuber "analyze[s] the evolution of cumulative national shares of Nobel Prizes since 1901, properly taking into account that most prizes were divided among several laureates." Basically he finds that Germany lead from 1901 to 1956, and the US has lead since 1976. Between 1956 and 1976 the leader depends on the criteria used (science prizes vs. all prizes and citizenship at birth vs. citizenship at time of award).

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