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Gavel-Tea

"Sir Isaac Newton... suggested to lawyers that they should drag their arguments into the late afternoon hours. The English judges of his day would never abandon their 4 o'clock tea time, and therefore would always bring down their hammer and enter a hasty, positive decision so they could retire to their chambers for a cup of Earl Grey."

[In legal circles, this tactic is still referred to as "Newton's Law of Gavel-Tea".]

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