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"Stop picking on fat people"

Joe Queenan explains why "the rotund have made the world go 'round". His examples end with a famous Brit.

I'd like to add the impressively-sized scientist Ernest Rutherford, who discovered that the electrons of an atom orbit its nucleus. Explaining to a critic why the lighter electrons fly around the heavier nucleus, Rutherford, a big man with bright blue eyes, boomed, “When you’ve got an elephant and a flea, you assume it’s the flea that jumps.”

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