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December 22nd-28th….(nearly there!)

Penultimate list of daily facts Continue reading

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November 10th – November 16th

Wednesday I learnt how a XOR goat cardboard model works. Thursday Koch described the snowflake curve in 1904. Friday There is a train from Bridgwater to Taunton at 1.07 am on Saturday morning. Saturday I learnt the identity of South … Continue reading

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Scenes From the History of Mathematics (Helge von Koch)

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Scenes From the History of Mathematics (John von Neumann)

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Scenes From the History of Mathematics (Pappus of Alexandria)

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Scenes From The History of Mathematics (Richard Bellman)

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Still learning something new each day (August 9th – 15th)

Monday Asps do not live in Egypt so Cleopatra was more likely killed by an Egyptian cobra. Most exciting news though is that there is a serious paper published claiming it has proof that P!=NP, which if verified will net … Continue reading

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Cleopatra’s Asp

“Cute asp” they said to their egyptian queen, “Its the cutest asp that we had ever seen”, Cleo made a mistake, Was bit by the snake, And she died and her skin turned all green. ~

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Pharaoh’s sisters

Apprantly it may not be an urban myth that the certain Somerset villages are like the ancient rulers of egypt taking sisters as their wives…

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sukarno-hatta (cgk)

The main airport for Indonesia is sukarno-hatta named after the first president (sukarno) and vice president (hatta). Wondering if Ted Heath had a vice PM called Row? Supplementary thing I learnt today : merpati pos is Indonesian for carrier pigeon

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