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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.”
On Math Jokes (with a new retelling of my favorite one, about a balloon race)
Math jokes are almost universally awful — or, at least, it seems that way to me, since I spend a lot of time around ninth graders. Hearing “Gee, I’m a tree” or “Pi are square? No, pies are round, and … Continue reading
Posted in Humor, Life, Mathematics
Tagged balloon, Humor, joke, math, Mathematics, race, racing, useless, uselessness
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Have you noticed what silver’s been doing lately? The price of silver is literally on fire!
Because of the price of silver being literally on fire, they will not be buying and selling troy ounces of metallic silver when the markets open in New York tomorrow morning. Instead, they will be selling “oxide ounces” of silver … Continue reading
Posted in Fiction, Humor, Life, Mathematics, Satire, Science and Scientists
Tagged bubble, chemistry, fake news, Fiction, fire, Humor, investment, joke, life, literal, literally, literally on fire, Mathematics, news, on fire, ounce, Satire, satirical, science, silliness, silly, silver, silver oxide, troy ounce
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My Centripetal Force Joke: A True Story
In the Summer of 2014, with many other science teachers, I took a fourdaylong A.P. Physics training session, which was definitely a valuable experience, for me, as a teacher. On the last day of this training, though, in the late … Continue reading
My Antibirthday Occurs at Midnight Tonight
Clearly, this requires some explanation. January 12 is my birthday, and today is July 13, 2015. Remaining days in January, after today: 19 Days in February through June, this year, which isn’t a leap year: 28 + 31 + 30 … Continue reading
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Tagged antibirthday, birthday, calendar, February 29, January 12, joke, July 13, leap day, leap year, silliness, silly, time
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Riddle: How did the chemist accidentally kill his dog?
Answer: He fed him a whole can of aluminum phosphate. Disclaimers: (1) no actual dogs were harmed in the making of this awful pun, and (2) yes, I actually did the math regarding the toxicity of aluminum phosphate. Don’t feed … Continue reading