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I was recently reminded of a lucrative lecture tour undertaken by physicist Max Planck in the aftermath of his being awarded the Nobel prize.

31st March, 2007

I was recently reminded of a lucrative lecture tour undertaken by physicist Max Planck in the aftermath of his being awarded the Nobel prize.

During the tour, Planck was driven from venue to venue by his chauffeur, who would remain in the auditorium listening to the celebrated scientist delivering exactly the same speech to a different audience every evening.

The last night of the tour brought the duo to the prestigious University of Heidelberg, where...

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