Math Teachers at Play 17

The mathrecreation blog just posted Math Teachers at Play 17 (well on Oct 15th, so I’m a few days late). You can find lots of humour (umm… or humor as they said on their site)… movies, activities, and MATH!!
As quoted:

There is plenty of humor, a few movies, some great activities and explorations, and lots of math in Math Teachers at Play 17.
Hope you enjoy reading these as much as I did. Thanks to everyone who
submitted posts or answered my requests to include their work.”

Go check it out NOW and enjoy all the links, there is a lot of them so it should keep you busy for quite some time.

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how much does wolfram alpha cost?

So over on TechCrunch.com they were being big babies about the cost of the WolframAlpha iphone app. Although the website is free to use, asking Wolfram Alpha how much it costs gives:
 wolfram alpha cost

See http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=how+much+does+wolfram+alpha+cost

I don’t have an iphone, so the cost of the app doesn’t matter to me ^_^

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Google suggest fail

This is just a small collection of some funny google suggestions.

The first one is “how to make”… ummm…


So I started off looking on tips on “how to find a job” but while typing that I
got distracted and ended up surfing a bunch of websites on how to …

This got me curious as to what would show up with “how do i tell my boy”:

and compare it to “how do i tell my girl”:

Not very funny… so I decided to get creative and see what people get caught doing…


dad with my gf? that doesn’t sound good at all!


guitarist? wait… what?

The following one I’ve seen somewhere else…

What about chinese people though? Seems like they like to eat things…

Then I got bored of this…. but apparently instead of being bored, i’m actually EXTREMELY terrified of chinese people… probably because they eat babies lol.

Also, my grandma is pregnant… oh dear….

I don’t even want to click on the next one (video link??) Oh dear oh dear:

omg i just…

And how does this even happen? my little brother…

“what”…. it’s a simple word… but gives a strange result:

Also, for some strange reason my son is addicted to … you’ll never guess!!

However, according to google my daughter isn’t addicted to anything… that doesn’t seem fair!!

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Yo momma so (nerdy ones)

Boing Boing had a post titled “The Nerdy Dozens”, where on Xeni Jardin’s twitter account a bunch of very nerdy “yo momma” jokes appeared. A lot of these were hilarious, so to preserve the ingenuity I collected the most nerdiest ones. Kudos to those who came up with these! Starting with my favorites:

  • Yo mamma so fat, China uses her to block the internet.
  • Yo mama so fat pkzip can’t compress her.
  • Yo momma so fat, it takes 5 warlocks to summon her.
  • Yo momma so fat you gotta address her in 128 bit.
  • Yo momma so fat they mapped her for Google street view.
  • Yo momma so old she goes on carbon dates.
  • Yo momma so stupid, she’s currently on a quest for the Head of Vecna.
  • Your momma is so mean she stole the walrus’ bukkit and ate kitteh’s cheezburger.
  • Yo momma so mean she has no standard deviation.

and some more…

  • Yo momma so fat THX can’t even surround her.
  • Yo momma so dumb, she went to the dentist and asked for a bluetooth.
  • Yo momma so stupid, she thinks the Large Hadron Collider is a gay porn film.
  • Yo momma’s so big and ugly she lies dreaming in R’lyeh.
  • Yo momma so fat she doesn’t just have a low center of gravity, she has an elliptical orbit.
  • Yo momma so old, she’s an arguing point between Creationists and Evolutionists.
  • Yo Momma so fat, even Ralph Lauren’s Photoshop team can’t help her ass.
  • Yo momma so dense she got her own event horizon.
  • Your momma is so fat NASA shot a rocket into her ass looking for water.
  • Yo momma so weak physicists have unified her with electromagnetism.
  • Yo momma so fat, she took geometry in high school just cause she heard there was gonna be some pi.
  • Yo momma so fat, she bends light.
  • Yo momma so big, Google ran out of pixels tryin to Street View her butt.
  • Yo mama so fat, Stephen Hawking found three extra dimensions in her panties!
  • Yo mama so dumb, she thinks the Lorenz-Fitzgerald contraction is what happened right before she had twins.
  • Yo mama so FAT32, NTFS won’t even give her permission.
  • Yer momma so dumb the Higgs Boson comes back in time to shut her mouth.
  • Yo mama so dumb, she thinks steampunk is a buffet item.
  • Yo mama so fat that her presence itself distort the space-time tapestry.
  • Yo momma so fat, her Schwarzschild radius is that of the universe.
  • Yo mama so fat, she emits Bekenstein-Hawking radiation (at least until she shrinks and dissipates…)
  • Your mama’s so fat, when black holes see her, they shake their heads and travel in the opposite direction.
  • Yo mama so fat her diet is Hawking Radiation.
  • Yo mama so fat she changes the universal constant of gravitation.
  • Yo mamma is so massive she has regular interactions with neutrinos.
  • Yo momma so fat when she sits around the house she sits around all 10*10*16 multiversal instantiations of the house.
  • Yo momma so fat, Han Solo sliced her open with a lasersaber and popped luke inside for warmth.
  • Your momma is so fat NASA shot a rocket into her ass looking for water.
  • Yo momma so fat, she engirdles the world, and has engendered Ragnorök.
  • Yo momma so big and nasty, Al Gore’s afraid when she farts it’s gonna blow a new hole in the ozone layer.
  • Yo momma so big, the Fail Whale sued her in Internet court for unlawful impersonation.
  • Yo momma so fat, she took geometry in high school just cause she heard there was gonna be some pi.
  • Yo momma so fat she doesn’t just have a low center of gravity, she has an elliptical orbit.
  • Yo momma so Pi, she can’t be expressed accurately as a fraction.
  • Yo momma’s so white she thinks Malcolm X is Malcolm the 10th.
  • Yo momma’s so fat her laptop has a grease trap.
  • Your momma’s so large, CERN plans to use her to track down the Higgs boson.
  • Yo momma’s so big Falcon Heene tried to fly away in her.
  • Yo momma so weak physicists have unified her with electromagnetism.
  • Yo momma so dumb she think encryption is what happens when they bury you.
  • Yo momma’s so big and ugly she lies dreaming in R’lyeh.
  • Yo momma so sleazy, even Valleywag won’t link to her.
  • Yo momma got such a big head, Ralph Lauren don’t even need to photoshop her.
  • Yo momma so old, she’s an arguing point between Creationists and Evolutionist.
  • Yo momma so round there’s a formula for calculating her volume.
  • Yo momma so oily, America’s gonna invade her and set up a pipeline contract with Halliburton.
  • Yo momma so ugly she made tubgirl run screamin and take a bath.
  • Yo momma so dumb she thinks pluto is a planet.
  • Yo momma so dumb, she thinks inbound links means eatin up hotdogs.
  • Yo momma so dumb, she thinks the Singularity is what happens when you get divorced.
  • Yo momma so skanky, not even /b/ would fap to her.
  • Yo mama so big, she needs a multi-petabyte RAID array just to store her fat ass.
  • Yo momma so dumb, she thought Google was her phone number. And you wonder why she don’t call.
  • Yo mama so dumb, when you told her your laptop was from Apple, she bit right into it and thought the keys was seeds.
  • Yo momma so stupid, when Google Wave, she waved right back.
  • Yo momma’s so fat, when her iPhone beeps for an incoming txt, people think she’s a truck backin’ up.
  • Yo momma so nasty Keyboard Cat furiously tried to play her off until its paws bled.
  • Your mama’s so fat, when black holes see her, they shake their heads and travel in the opposite direction.
  • Yo mama so stupid she waited for the Universal Serial Bus.
  • Your mama is so fat, she expresses her dress size in scientific notation.
  • Your mama is so old, she still has gills in her prom photo.
  • Yo momma so fat, the ratio of her circumference to her diameter is four.
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A rabbi, a priest and an automorphism…

I found this Brown Sharpie comic entertaining:

2009-10-05-rabbipriestphi.jpg
Check out more of Courtney Gibbons comic at brownsharpie.courtneygibbons.org

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Google results based on number of o’s

Over on the xkcd forums there was a post about the number of google results for the word google with a varying number of “o’s”. Such as:
gggle
goggle
google
gooogle

goooooo *125 o’s in total*  oooogle
The data yoteango collected is as follows:

O's    Search Results
----------------------------
0      105,000
1      1,500,000
2      2,020,000,000
3      342,000
4      666,000
5      50,400
6      86,500
7      33,600
8      11,300
9      8,940
10      65,400
11      11,100
12      27,300
13      107,000
14      36,000
15      11,900
16      15,000
17      45,700
18      12,100
19      948
20      2,370
21      860
22      728
23      3,030
24      8,940
25      5,990
26      2,350
27      972
28      432
29      307
30      344
31      1,970
32      1,890
33      1,530
34      1,310
35      1,470
36      11,200
37      2,140
38      187
39      1,810
40      1,070
41      1,030
52      1,010
53      1,300
44      954
45      1,210
46      963
47      786
48      666
49      1,190
50      597
51      95
52      482
53      6,140
54      677
55      453
56      785
57      711
58      466
59      3,530
60      373
61      111
62      109
63      118
64      176
65      192
66      90
67      52
68      89
69      72
70      92
71      51
72      444
73      43
74      40
75      50
76      35
77      41
78      46
79      103
80      41
81      34
82      37
83      56
84      53
85      55
86      87
87      52
88      25
89      31
90      26
91      29
92      95
93      42
94      144
95      30
96      47
97      26
98      49
99      7
100      38
101      5
102      7
103      7
104      3
105      5
106      6
107      29
108      55
109      7
110      9
111      5
112      4
113      25
114      4
115      25
116      4
117      10
118      75
119      9
120      5
121      3
122      10
123      65
124      123

Two o’s is google, so you would expect that to have the most search results. The bump at 59 is also reasonable and can be explained by the registration of the associated .com. In particular, a .com domain name can have up to 63 characters in it, and due to Google’s popularity
gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooogle.com
is of course registered, since it’s the most o’s you can use. A while back, someone put a fake website up there and listed it on stumble upon, so it has a lot of links pointed towards it, giving it many more search results.

The 13 o’s was also a registered domain name for some google project, hence the bump at that number. The other bumps, I’m not too sure about.

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Advice about sex from mathies

The following page has been making the internet rounds. It’s titled sex advice from mathematicians. Here is one such quote from the page:

What’s the best way to pick up a mathematician?

It depends on the mathematician. As you would expect,
mathematicians vary across the full spectrum of personalities. The
stereotypical mathematician is shy, so I wouldn’t come on too strong.
Buy him or her a drink (or a nice pen and pad of paper). Repeat until
they’ve thawed enough and then simply listen. People like to talk, even
if at first they resist, mathematician or not. You could go another
direction with the shy and just start off with a little playful dirty
talk. Keep it classy but make it sexy and be sure to exude confidence.
Sex talk cleverly done via analogy always gets me, especially if she
can keep up the wit with a straight face.

Yup yup. But in my experience, there isn’t many mathematicians around me right now who fit the stereotype. At the previous university I was at, there was LOTS!

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i beat stumbleupon in math

So today I beat stumbleupon in math!! Check out the proof here:

su.pngMathFail = 1;
StumbleUpon = 0.
Me thinks I deserve a medal ^_^

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The math behind low riding pants (how cool is it?)

In this post we learn all about the math behind low riding pants and how cool it really is.

I decided to do a study just to see what the relationship was. I interviewed 13,532 people and showed them each 6 pictures of people wearing low riding pants. I then asked them to select a “COOLNESS FACTOR” for each picture.
The ‘coolness factor’ works as follows:

0 = super dorky
1 = dorky
2 = average
3 = above average
4 = cool
5 = super cool!

After gathering all of my results and putting it into this complex mathematical program and calculating means and standard deviations and something to do with chi, I found the following results:

pants.jpg
The results were amazing! I conclude that:

  • the higher the pants, the more dorky you are
  • pants at waistline level means the person is average
  • pants that are super low make you super cool

By
the way, I paid the test group people in skittles, they really love
skittles for some reason. Afterwards, I also decided to show the test
group some pictures of myself with no pants on to see if they would rated it super duper cool.
This would fit the linear model that you can see in the picture above.
However, the reaction was pretty bad and most of them threw skittles at
me, thus I don’t have any data for those pictures.

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How to count with your fingers (efficiently?)

In this post I will teach you how to count using only your fingers! That’s right boys and girls!!

Disclaimer: I first have to apologize to those people who have lost their hands (or some fingers), but this will still apply to you (however, you won’t be able to count as high). Now if you have no hands but are good with putting your toes up and down then this will also work. If you have no hands and no feet… then ask a friend to help you. If your friend has no fingers and no toes, then ask one who DOES to help you. If you have no friends that have fingers or toes, then… monkey sticks >_>

Method 1 (Traditional Method):

Yup, you guessed it!
one finger = 1
two fingers = 2
three fingers = 3

nine fingers = 9
ten fingers = 10

Amazing!
But did you know you can count to 10 using only one hand? The chinese
are WAYYYY ahead of us (north americans) when it comes to counting.
This takes us to method 2.
Method 2 (Chinese Number Gestures):

If you are chinese you may already know this method. I have many chinese friend and they teach me counting. The idea is you can count from 0 to 10 using only ONE hand. The best way to describe it is in picture form. The numbers from 0 to 5 are easy and exactly what you would expect:
finger counting
That
was easy, wasn’t it? What about the other numbers? Well not so easy,
but once you learn it you never forget it (well I actually forget it
but i’m not as smart as you). Let’s begin:

  • Six: Thumb and pinky extended.
  • Seven: Umm, I don’t know how to describe.. umm… it’s like you hand just ate something and has it’s mouth closed.
  • Eight: It’s L-shape with thumb and index.
  • Nine: It looks like a hook to me.
  • Ten: This is like “please please please” (fingers crossed).

Now for pictures to see what the heck I am talking about:
finger counting
The last one is an alternative for 10 using two hands. Neato! Now go
show all your friends.. go go go! Oh wait, there’s more, so hold on,
don’t go yet… read the rest of this post… Onto method 3.

Method 3: Finger Binary

This
method lets you count from 0 to 1023 with two hands. For those of us
who are mathematically inclined, you can probably guess how this method
works. If you don’t know monkey sticks about math then I am here to
HELP! Binary means 0 or 1.

In binary, the far right digit represents 2^0, the one to the left of it 2^1, then 2^2, and so on. For example,
100101 = 1 x 2^5 + 0 x 2^4 + 0 x 2^3 + 1 x 2^2 + 0 x 2^1 + 1 x 2^0 = 37

0 in binary is 0
1 in binary is 1
2 in binary is 10 (that is, we have one 2^1 and zero 2^0’s totaling 2)
3 in binary is 11 (that is, we have one 2^1 and one 2^0’s making 3)
4 in binary is 100
5 in binary is 101
6 in binary is 110
7 in binary is 111
and so on…
With our fingers representing 0’s and 1’s, we can represent a binary digit with 10 columns:
* * * * * * * * * *
The largest being
1111111111 (which in normal numbers is 1023).
Now the standard way to do this is by the following table:

. | Left Hand | Right Hand
| Thumb Index Middle Ring Pinky | Pinky Ring Middle Index Thumb
Power | 2^9 2^8 2^7 2^6 2^5 | 2^4 2^3 2^2 2^1 2^0
Value | 512 256 128 64 32 | 16 8 4 2 1

The values of each raised finger are then added together to get the total number.
Okay, let’s do some picture examples!
hand-count.jpg
Can you guess what this is? The person is using their RIGHT hand and
has the pinky, ring and index fingers up. If you know binary you can
just compute the number easily, if not, use the above table to get:

16 + 8 + 2 = 26

WOW! AMAZING! Now go tell all your friends! And
the next time you have to count to 874 try to use the binary method
(it’ll really get you thinking and you’ll become an expert binarician). Let’s do one more example to make sure we understand:

middle finger
Notice how he has his RIGHT hand up and only his middle finger. His left hand doesn’t have any fingers up. Thus, using the above table we get FOUR! Easy wasn’t it? So remember kids, the next time you want four of something, use “Binary Finger Notation” as shown by the gentleman above!
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