Results for "math"

This is a video of computer science professor George Hart demonstrating how to cut a bagel to form two interlocking rings. It takes him about a minute. For reference, I can cut a bagel in half in about a second and only draw blood 50% of the time. Plus one time when I was dr... / Continue →

Today is 3.14, Pi Day  a celebration of the mathematical constant. If you really want to get down, set an alarm for 1:59PM and then it will be 3.14159. Make sure to blow a noisemaker, then tear your shirt off and yell, "EAT SHIT, SQUARES  IT AIN'T YOUR DAY!" At least th... / Continue →

University of Ottawa mathematics professor Robert J. Smith? (who really spells his name with a ? at the end because he's A F***ING WEIRDO eccentric) has developed an equation for the rate of zombie transmission. And that equation is (bN)(S/N)Z = bSZ, not to be confused with B(... / Continue →

A new currently known largest prime number has been located, and the thing has over 17million digits. That...is a big number. Not HUGE, but still pretty big. Definitely wouldn't fit in a breadbox. Well not unless you beat it with a meat tenderizer first. The Great Interne... / Continue →

This is a map of the United States and Canada (click for the website with a zoomable version) that has a dot for every person living in the two countries during the 2010 and 2011 Censuses. How many dots is that? Try over 60,000. Way over 60,000, because it's 341,817,095. T... / Continue →

I was never good at math and I'm still not now. 5 x 5 = 30. Okay that time I actually got it right, normally I don't though. And now researchers have discovered that anxiety about doing mathematics causes a brain response similar to one when experiencing bodily harm. DO YOU... / Continue →

Because what better way to brag to aliens that we know numbers, a group of pilots skytyped (the numbers were created with puffs of smoke and not written with loopty loops) pi to 1,000 digits above San Francisco earlier this week. Above LA? Pure smog. Some days you can't even... / Continue →

A group of geneticists have successfully evolved a line of fruit flies that can count. Because that's just what we need, counting insects. How about evolving a fly that just drops dead when you yell, "DIE SCUM" at it? Because that would actually be useful. Also useful? Some... / Continue →

Want to give that special lady something without actually spending any coconuts? Make her a heart with your graphing calculator! Tell her it's your heart. Tell her in high school you traded it to a wizard that lives in your calculator in exchange for not failing Calculus but... / Continue →

Dividing 1 by 998001 gives every three digit number from 001 to 999 in order. Dividing 1 by 9801 will give every two digit number from 01 to 99 in order. Ooooooor you can type in 5318008 and show it to everyone upside down and we'll all have a laugh about it in Algebra before... / Continue →

Inb4 'that's a chimp not a monkey'. "Is that you, GW?" Is that me what? "In the picture." GOOD ONE, TURDBUCKET. But yes :/ A computer program designed to emulate the infinite monkey theorem (which states that a monkey typing at random for an infinite amount of time will '... / Continue →

This is allegedly a series of equations that, when entered into a graphing program, form the Batsymbol. I have no clue if it's accurate or not since I spent the entirety of high school math classes playing Drug Dealer on a TI83, but I'll take their word for it. Plus I remem... / Continue →

The Wrongulator is a cheap $7 solar calculator that's been programmed with bad logic to only give wrong answers. I'm not sure how close the bad answers are to the correct ones, but hopefully close enough so that the error isn't obvious. That, or just 80085 every time. What? ... / Continue →

I've never seen or read any of the Harry Potters because I'm against the portrayal of fake wizardry, but a friend told me this was "absolutely f***in' hysterical", so here it is. I actually bothered doing the research (which is rare) to understand the joke and now I just feel ... / Continue →

No not the show, dummy. 12year old Jake Barnett has Asperger's Syndrome and an IQ of 170 (~10 points higher than Albert Einstein or Stephen Hawking). He takes collegiate astrophysics classes for breakfast. Okay, not actually for breakfast (Eggos FTW!), but he does take them... / Continue →

Tittles  not changing it. These are a bunch of movie titles expressed as math. Can you guess them all? I could only get one. Of course, math never was my best subject. Unless we're talking about playing Drugwars on my TI83, in which case I could slang ludes and coke wit... / Continue →

Because today is 3/14 and those are the first three digits of pi, (followed by 32.33  repeating of course. jk jk) it's Pi Day and everyone gathers in the streets to sing traditional Irish songs and eat pickled cabbage or whatever. No? Different holiday? Oh. Well I'm not ... / Continue →

I've got a bunch of videos to post and instead of posting them all separately, I'm just gonna pack 'em all in one post like a truck stuffed with migrant workers (I can say that, right?). They are, in this order (drumroll please): 1. Super Mario Bros. reimagined with much mor... / Continue →

This is allegedly an actual screenshot from a kid who sent the World of Warcraft ingame customer support a calculus problem he needed to finish before he could get his game on (but you were already playing!), and the response he received. Now I failed the everliving shit out ... / Continue →

Apple software engineer Andrew Carol (woman's first name for a last name FTW!) went and built a completely functional Antikythera Mechanism out of LEGO. What the hell's an Antikythera Mechanism? *GW casts copy/paste and goes to toast some Eggos* The Antikythera Mechanism, is... / Continue →