This British comedy show is hilarious. It’s called “Look Around You” and the second epsidoe is about “Maths”. Check it out on youtube (at least for now):

Quote from the show (but you really have to watch it to put it in perspective!!):

“Narrator: What’s the largest number you can think of ?

Person 1: 100,000

Person 2: 999,000

Person 3: a million!

Narrator: In actual fact it’s neither of these. The largest number is

about 45 billion, although mathematicians suspect there may be even

larger numbers!“

And one of the problems they presented:

“Narrator: Eight ladies go to eight shops at eight o’clock in the morning. Each

lady wants to buy eight spiders. For each spider, eight spider shoes

must also be bought. But they only have eight pounds between them. With

each spider costing eight pence and each spider shoe costing an eighth

pence each, will the ladies have enough change for the bus ride home? A

journey costing eight pence per stop and made up of eight stops.“

Check out the wiki entry for more information.