Monday, December 12, 2005
Size Might Actually Matter
Doug Arnold, a University of Minnesota mathematics professor has taken a fresh look at photos of a disputed 1949 world record muskie and determined that it could be as much as 10 inches smaller than previously reported. This would mean that the fish would weigh in a far less than the 69 pounds 11 ounces reported by record holder Louis Spray.
"The mathematics does not give an absolute resolution to the controversy," said the director of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications. "But in my view, it's unlikely the fish is 63 inches."
A fisherman exaggerate his catch size? That could NEVER happen.