Have mathematicians worked out a way around queuing?

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When you saw the crowds queuing in the rain for the Jubilee celebrations in London, did you admire their staying power?

Perhaps you thought they were mad?

Whether waiting in line for something fun, or sitting in a traffic jam on the way to work, it seems queues are just a fact of life.

But mathematicians have worked out a way around it.

Brian Milligan reports.

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