Results for "math"

Tired of fighting for his side of the bed, Redditor jonathan881 went and bought a $40 laser and mounted it in the bedroom to divide the bed perfectly in two halves. No word if the laser is powerful enough to burn an arm or leg off for crossing the line, but in my mind it is. ... / Continue →

A group of mathematicians at the University of Central Missouri have discovered the new largest prime number known to man, a number so large it has 22,338,618 digits. That is a bigass number. It can be expressed as 2^74,207,281 − 1, and is some five million digits longer tha... / Continue →

This is the series of Snapchat photos that 16year old Sydney took of her math teacher Mr. T (but not that Mr. T, the real Mr. T would pity this fool) trying to hit on another teacher. Apparently the female teacher mentions her great boyfriend several times before Mr. T abando... / Continue →

This is the math worksheet that Redditor irishchck14's 6year old son brought home after it was graded by his teacher. As you can see, not only is this kid a math genius (I thought for sure Amy had more money), but he is an ARTIST. A real outsidethebox thinker. We need mor... / Continue →

These are some of the charts and graphs created by Michigan State University computer science graduate student Randal S. Olson (links to his page with waaaay more in depth information) showing the quickest way to spot Waldo in the seven main Where's Waldo books. You know, why... / Continue →

A Thai textbook publisher learned the hard way that maybe you shouldn't just print random images off the internet after it was discovered the photo they used on their edition of 'Basic Mathematics' is actually from the cover of Japanese p0rn film 'Costume Play Working Girl' sta... / Continue →

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 →