"giggle factor"

Mullins, Bill Bill.Mullins at US.ARMY.MIL
Wed Oct 12 05:14:41 UTC 2005

Not in OED.

Up, Up and Away in Scientific Trial Balloon
By Nicholas C. Chriss
The Washington Post; Dec 14, 1975; pg. D-16 col 2.
"The greatest obstacle to advancing balloon science, Sen. Barry Goldwater (R-Ariz.) has reportedly said, is the "giggle factor" or the inability of the public and Congress to take the science seriously."

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