# Cool Websites

## There, I fixed it!

If you are an engineer at heart, you will surely appreciate these quick fixes. They get the job done, but the aesthetics aspect is questionable. For even more engineering fails, go to http://engineeringfail.com

## Let’s get topological!

Here is a great Tumblr page from a cute girl who seems to love math and everything about it. If you enjoyed these pictures, head over to http://topologicalgirlsgeneration.tumblr.com for more.

## Ovals and Egg Curves

This site (Ovals and Egg Curves) displays some interesting equations for egg curves. One such equation modifies the equation of an ellipse slightly by multiplying the “yÂ²” term by a suitable function t(x), so that y becomes larger on the left side of the y-axis and smaller on the right side. For example, starting with …

## Math Sex Toys

Excellent piece from the CosMATHpolitan issue created by the MathNews people (which was released under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.5 Canada License). Source:http://www.mathnews.uwaterloo.ca/Issues/cosmath/

## The top 10 signs youâ€™re a mathematician/computer scientist

Also, check out The top 10 signs youâ€™re a computer scientist on Lukas’ Weblog! You explain your kids the clock using the word â€œmoduloâ€ If you terminate all your sentences with a NULL byte\0 If you extend your 101-keys-keyboard for 42 more keys …

## CosMATHpolitan

The May 2011 issue of the University of Waterloo’s mathNEWS: Check out the full issue of CosMATHpolitan by clicking the pdf link at the bottom of their site (CosMATHpolitan).

## A mathematician’s answer

TV Tropes has an entry on the Mathematician’s Answer. An example is in the above image where under “Born” it says “Yes”. The definition is: If you ask someone a question, and he gives you an entirely accurate answer that is of no use whatsoever, he has just given you a Mathematician’s Answer. A common …

## A Mathematicianâ€™s Survival Guide

Check out Prof Peter Casazza’s A Mathematicianâ€™s Survival Guide (or get it in pdf format here). An excerpt is given here: Mathematicianâ€™s relationship with the general public most closely resembles â€œbipolarâ€ disorder â€“ at the same time they admire us and hate us. Almost everyone has had at least one bad experience with mathematics during …

## Platonic and Archimedean Solids from Coins

This is pretty awesome. Cory created some of the Platonic solids out of pennies. You can view his creations at: An Ocean Of Knowledge An Inch Deep

## Math Trick

Hopefully you know how these tricks work already. It takes non-mathies a LONG time to discover how the following trick works!! (and usually they have to ask one of us to figure it out): Flash Mind Reader Regifting Robin