## Cat picture

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## Math fails in history

Dick Lipton wrote a great post over at Gรยถdel’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 …

## Another Spiked Math comic

Today’s spiked math comic isn’t too shabby (idea by ma bro):   As a mathematician, assumptions are things that come natural to us ๐

## Another (x, why?) comic :-D

okay okay, but this one is very funny (at least to me)… units are great ๐ http://xwhy.comicgenesis.com/d/20090921.html I remember marking papers and on NUMEROUS occasions a student would write down such a bizzarro answer it made me LOL in real life!! One of these days i’ll write a post dedicated to some of the hilarious …

## Amazing Math Tattoos!

6 x 9 = 42 Summation Tattoo Complicated formula tattoo Golden ratio tattoo Quadratic formula tattoo Silly math tattoo Determinant tattoo e^{i pi}+1 = 0 2^5 Tattoo e^{i pi}+1 = 0 0/1 Matrix Tattoo Physics Tattoo Physics Tattoo Knuckle Tattoo e^{i pi}+1 = 0 Numbers Tattoo Numbers Tattoo

## 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, …

## Hunch.com – a decision-making tool

Hunch.com is a decision-making tool that gets smarter the more you use it! It was created by a bunch of c.s. / math nerds who have a background in machine learning. What is Hunch? Hunch is a new way to help people make all kinds of decisions: Where should I go on vacation? What kind …

## The Math Book (tells the history of mathematics)

Written by Clifford Pickover, The Math Book, covers 250 milestones in mathematics. It has information about the Fibonacci series, the Goldbach Conjecture, Benford’s Law, the Prisoner’s Dilemma, Newcomb’s Paradox, Tokarsky’s Unilluminable Room, discovery of pi, etc. Each two-page spread has an excellent story about a mathematical principle, discovery, puzzle, or person. You can find more …