Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Beware of armed and dangerous mathematicians

Jewish date:  7 ’Iyyar 5774 (Parashath BeHar Sinay).

Today’s event:  International Tuba Day.


1) As I remind you every year, if you ever manage to get use of a time machine, be sure to attend the Time Traveler Convention on May 7, 2005 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (East Campus Courtyard, 3 Ames St. Cambridge, MA 02142, USA) events starting at 8:00 PM.  Note the unusual events that allegedly occurred there.

2) Considering that I post rarely these days, today’s weird things are “Thriving Bottle Garden Hasn't Been Watered in Over 40 Years” (thank you, David) and the bizarrely improbable-sounding—but real—“How Mathematicians Used A Pump-Action Shotgun to Estimate Pi”.  Enjoy and share the weirdness.

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