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Tag Archives: funny
The Moon Unit Proposal
I propose that 384,400 km (238,855 miles), the average distance from the Earth to the Moon, be called a “moon unit.” Example: “The mileage of my car is over one moon unit.”
Hillary Clinton’s Other Email Problem
This has nothing to do with those other emails tied to Hillary Clinton — the ones which have recently been under official investigation, and in the news. It’s a completely different thing: emails sent out by her campaign for the White … Continue reading
Posted in Humor, Life, Politics
Tagged 2016, campaign, Democrat, Democratic, email, election, email, funny, Hillary Clinton, Humor, Madame President, politics, president, presidential campaign, problem
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The “Trick Johnson” (?) — A NearMiss Johnson Solid, Surrounded by Hilariously Mistranslated Japanese
I did not discover this polyhedron, although I wish I had, for it has quite a clever design. The page where I found it (poorlytranslated English version, where it’s called the “Trick Johnson,” whatever that means) is at http://www.geocities.jp/ikuro_kotaro/koramu/1053_g2.htm). I generally … Continue reading
Posted in Life, Mathematics
Tagged bad, Chrome, funny, geometry, Google, Japanese, johnson, Mathematics, mistranslate, mistranslation, nearmiss, polyhedra, polyhedron, translate, translation, trick
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New Largest Known Prime Number Revealed By Computer — After FourMonth Delay
I find it hilarious that the computer which made this discovery actually kept it a secret for four whole months. Source: https://www.newscientist.com/article/2073909primenumberwith22milliondigitsisthebiggesteverfound/ From that article: “[Curtis] Cooper’s computer actually found the prime on 17 September 2015, but a bug meant the software … Continue reading
Posted in Life, Mathematics
Tagged computer, funny, GIMPS, glitch, largest, Mathematics, mersenne prime, number theory, prime, prime number, secrecy, secret, world record
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The Physics of Cats, Copperheads, Centipedes, Catbounce, and Catbouncemax
Definition of catbouncemax (shortened form of “maximum catbounce”): for any particular cat, its catbouncemax is equal to the takeoff kinetic energy of that cat if it suddenly and unexpectedly finds itself facetoface with an adult copperhead snake. I’ve actually seen … Continue reading
What Is a Mathematician?
Posted in Humor, Mathematics, Quotations
Tagged coffee, Erdös, funny, Humor, humour, mathematcian, Mathematics, Paul Erdös, quotation, quote, theorem
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The IllFated Quest for “Genesis”
In the “too funny to be made up” category, I recently had someone ask me for help, because he could not find “Genesis” in the paperback New Testament he was reading. I referred him to the complete Bible on the bookshelf, … Continue reading
Posted in Life, Religion
Tagged Arkansas, Bible, Christianity, funny, genesis, ignorance, new testament, old testament, religion
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