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So here are a few things I've tweeted or written about:
2014/07/15 : There is a set of five words in English that differ only in the vowel. Your challenge is to find them. Is there more than one set?
2014/08/07 : Quickly now - which is heavier: A pint of milk, of a pint of cream?
2015/03/25 : The fraction 16/64 can be simplified by cancelling the 6's, and 19/95 can be simplified by cancelling the 9's.
2015/06/01 : [ sqrt(2)-1 ]^n is always the difference of the sqrts of consecutive integers
For example, (sqrt(2)-1)^3 = sqrt(50)-sqrt(49)
TomButton says:
The 2 numbers are 1 apart and are always a square and twice a square.
Multiply and divide by 2 - result is triangular and square.
Hence there are
infinitely
many triangular squares!
xxxx/xx/xx : "Never try to teach a pig to sing. It wastes your time and it annoys the pig" -- Robert Heinlein
2015/06/05 : If clouds are made up of water, they must be heavy. How do they float?
2015/07/28 : What do you get when you photocopy a mirror?
2016/05/14 : An ounce of gold weighs more than an ounce of feathers.
2016/05/19 : There are
pi
seconds in a nano-century (to within 0.45% or so)
2016/12/03 : The digit sum of the product of twin primes is always 8.
2016/12/22 : In 1s a ball falls ~5m, and from 5m up the distance to the horizon is ~8km. Hence orbital velocity at grazing altitude is about 8 km/s.
2017/04/11 : 10! seconds is exactly 6 weeks
2014/04/17 : On a 2GHz computer, in one clock tick, light travels about 6 inches
2017/04/19 : Take a positive integer, reverse the digits and concatenate. The result is divisible by 11. Why?
2017/04/22 : The speed of light is faster than the speed of sound. That's why some people appear to be smart until they start to talk.
2017/04/25 : Drink Coffee!! Do stupid things FASTER, and with MORE ENERGY !
2017/05/09 : On a body, the line separating light from dark is the terminator.
From Earth, is the Moon's terminator ever a vertical straight line?
2017/05/17 : The speed of sound (in air at sea level) is almost exactly a million times slower than the speed of light.
Roughly 1ft/ms vs 1ft/ns. Coincidence, or conspiracy ...
2017/05/22 : The Opaque Forest problem - as yet unsolved, even for the square and triangle.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opaque_forest_problem
2017/05/23 : Q: what's the 99th digit to the right of the decimal point in the decimal expansion of (1+sqrt(2))^500 ??
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