Physicist Beats Traffic Ticket With Mathematical Paper

Ever talk your way out of a traffic ticket? Bet it's a painful memory, isn't it? Dmitri Krioukov, a physicist at the University of California, San Diego, was pulled over for jumping a stop sign. The fine would have been $400. But Krioukov tried something that most traffic courts probably haven't seen: He wrote an academic paper to argue why he ought to be found not guilty. Its title: "The Proof of Innocence." The judge bought it, says Krioukov. He was acquitted. Krioukov posted his paper...Full Story
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