Monthly Archives: December 2012

Check out that tuba!

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Anagrams

Q: “What’s an anagram of Banach-Tarski?” A: “Banach-Tarski Banach-Tarski”   (Explanation for the uninitiated here.  Thanks T&L!)

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Museum of Math

The Museum of Math opened yesterday; there’s a nice review by Edward Rothstein in the Times.

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Applied mathematics

D:   “As a sphere gets smaller, the ratio of surface area to volume increases, right?” Me: “Yes.” D: “Ok, good.  The problem with mini Reese’s peanut butter cups is that there’s too much chocolate and not enough peanut butter.”

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Giving thanks

Today I give thanks to anyone who has ever given me wool socks, long underwear, a winter coat, sweaters, warm gloves, a face mask or a hat with ear flaps — you were responsible for my comfortable commutes at 11oF … Continue reading

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