# Math FAIL

## 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 …

## Look around you maths

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: …

This calculator is perfect for all those kindergartners who need to do some math… quoted from the website: “The TI-10 is perfect for the primary grades. It combines popular features of the TI-15 Explorerâ„¢, which makes it a unique tool for grades K-3. The TI-10’s comfortable, colorful design helps students find patterns in daily activities …

## Cat picture

This is a cute picture 😀

## Math fails in history

Dick Lipton wrote a great post over at GÃ¶del’s Lost Letter and P=NP. In his Sept 27th post he talked about surprises in mathematics. In one of his sections he gives three examples of where mathematicians “accepted” a false proof. Sometimes this happens and it might be dozens of years until someone realizes a mistake …

## Notre Dame suing worker for accidentally giving her a \$29,387 tip

Ya so, a woman named Sara Gaspar used to work for the University of Notre Dame doing catering for events. Then one paycheque she saw that the school tipped her \$29,387 Of course she thought this was AWESOME (who wouldn’t). She payed off all her debts, and even bought a brand NEW car! She said …

## World of Warcraft – Negative gold problem

There is a flaw in World of Warcrafts statistics for “Total gold acquired”. A couple years ago, players discovered that the most a character can hold is 2^31 (or 2147483648) copper pieces of currency. This is what is known as the “gold cap” in World of Warcraft. A single character cannot hold more gold than …

## Patricia Heaton has troubles with easy math

Patricia Heaton (from the tv show “Everybody Loves Raymond”), has a hard time on one incredibly easy question for \$50,000 for charity on the Millionaire 10th Anniversary Celebration. The question is: If a euro is worth \$1.50, five euros is worth what?a) thirty quartersb) fifty dimesc) seventy nickelsd) ninety pennies After five minutes of struggling, …