The Shortest Distance Between Two Pints

A two-year project by an international team of mathematicians has mapped shortest possible journey to visit 25,000 pubs across the UK, and set a new record for the longest “traveling salesman problem” ever solved. Jeff and Anthony discuss pub crawls, math, and 2 years spent on this kind of thing.

A two-year project by an international team of mathematicians has mapped shortest possible journey to visit 25,000 pubs across the UK, and set a new record for the longest “traveling salesman problem” ever solved. Jeff and Anthony discuss pub crawls, math, and 2 years spent on this kind of thing.

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