Maggie Simpson is now a published academic

Along with Edna Krabappel, and someone called Kim Jong Fun.

Engineer Alex Smolyanitsky managed to get Fuzzy, Homogenous Configurations - gibberish he created in an automatic text generator - published under that triple byline in at least one of two journals he submitted the 'paper' to; the Journal of Computational Intelligence and Electronic Systems and the Aperito Journal of Nanoscience Technology.

According to Vox, which also published Fuzzy, Homogenous Configurations online, both journals publish submissions for a fee without them being peer-reviewed.

"I wanted first and foremost to come up with something that gives out the fake immediately," Smolyanitsky told Vox.

"My only regret is that the second author isn't Ralph Wiggum."

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