Papers can be a lot of work. You have to make sure you use the right word, get the tense correct, and sometimes even go back and edit your whole paper. But what if you're just too lazy to do all that? Well, then you might take a page out of Jack Hetherington's book. Jack was a physicist who in 1975 co-authored a paper with his cat simply to avoid having to change every instance of “we” to “I” in the document himself – back then, he'd have to, like, manually re-type everything on a typewriter. So, wisely, he took the easy way out. But he's not the only one with that kind of creative approach to removing obstacles… US Army Captain Moffatt Burriss once tricked an ENTIRE PANZER CORPS into surrendering, by pretending that he and two other guys were there on behalf of higher powers to accept their surrender. Now THAT is efficiency.
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