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merkman
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PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2008 1:55 pm    Post subject: Re: It isn't CO-ORDINATES Reply with quote

minnesotabrad wrote:
Red_Devil35 wrote:
MN_Cavepeople wrote:
they usually just look at me like I'm nuts.


Get used to it, I am sure the Cavebaby will be doing it too before long!


We were all looking at him like that last night. Laughing


Hey don't be trying to hijack this hi-jacked thread!!! Shocked Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2008 1:57 pm    Post subject: Re: It isn't CO-ORDINATES Reply with quote

minnesotabrad wrote:
Red_Devil35 wrote:
MN_Cavepeople wrote:
they usually just look at me like I'm nuts.


Get used to it, I am sure the Cavebaby will be doing it too before long!


We were all looking at him like that last night. Laughing


I was just demonstrating proof by embarrassment.
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PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2008 2:24 pm    Post subject: Re: It isn't CO-ORDINATES Reply with quote

merkman wrote:
Hey don't be trying to hijack this hi-jacked thread!!! Shocked Laughing


Mods, I would really love to see a new thread titled "Looking at MN_Cavepeople like he's nuts".

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PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2008 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You mean, split it off to its own thread, then locking it for purposes of preservation? Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2008 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LucidOndine wrote:
You mean, split it off to its own thread, then locking it for purposes of preservation? Laughing


Sticky? Smile
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PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2008 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ehehehehem... back on topic. Razz

So I ended up watching Donald in Mathmagic land. Does that mean all mathematicians can shoot amazing pool shots like that?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNFOvOJZoWw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLTKX4WxmZ4
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PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2008 2:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been looking for funny math jokes to try to divert the attention away from my swamp walking abilities. I've come to the conclusion that there is no such thing as a funny math joke.

For example:

Math problems? Call 1-800-[(10x)(13i)^2]-[sin(xy)/2.362x].

If parallel lines meet at infinity - infinity must be a very noisy place with all those lines crashing together!

Maths Teacher: Now suppose the number of sheep is x...
Student: Yes sir, but what happens if the number of sheep is not x?

Zenophobia: the irrational fear of convergent sequences.

Philosophy is a game with objectives and no rules. Mathematics is a game with rules and no objectives.

If I had only one day left to live, I would live it in my statistics class: it would seem so much longer.

And, since 1B seems to like infinity:

A very large mathematical convention was held in Las Vegas. The conventioneers filled two hotels, each with an infinite number of rooms. The hotels were across the street from each other and were owned by brothers. One evening, while everyone was out at a bar-b-que, one of the hotels burned to the ground. The brothers got together and worked out a plan. In the remaining hotel, they moved all guests to twice their room number -- room 101 moved to 202, room 1234 moved to room 2468, etc. Then all the odd number rooms were empty, and there were an infinite number of odd rooms. So the guests from the other hotel moved into them.

I guess you had to be there. Razz
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PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2008 3:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm sure everyone has probably already seen the great math answers used by students on exams.

Here is my favorite.

Must have been a geocacher...
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PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2008 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Math makes my head spin.

I'm going for "third time is the charm" to pass calculus next semester...
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PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2008 10:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LucidOndine wrote:
So I ended up watching Donald in Mathmagic land. Does that mean all mathematicians can shoot amazing pool shots like that?


I've watched that movie about 30 times -- having shown it to classes for fun -- and I still don't understand the pool sequence. We can't play pool, but we do have pentagrams tattooed into our palms. Twisted Evil

MN_Cavepeople wrote:
I've come to the conclusion that there is no such thing as a funny math joke.


Are you kidding? Those are hilarious! Shocked Smile

MN_Cavepeople wrote:

And, since 1B seems to like infinity:


The approximate length of this thread. Mods, I request that this thread be... aw, I can't do it. Smile Oh, merkman was OP anyway. Smile
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PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2008 7:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There was a scientific conference at a hotel. In the middle of the night fire broke out in the rooms of three attendees: one engineer, one chemist and one mathemetician. The engineer woke up, saw the flames and used the fire extingusher in the room to put out the fire. The chemist woke up, saw the flames, determined what was burning, measured the rate of oxidation, calculated how much flame retardant was required to stop the reaction, and used the fire extinguisher in the room to put out the fire. The mathemetician woke up, saw the flames, saw the fire extinguisher in the room, said "A solution exists" and went back to sleep.
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PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2008 7:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MN_Cavepeople wrote:
A very large mathematical convention was held in Las Vegas. The conventioneers filled two hotels, each with an infinite number of rooms. The hotels were across the street from each other and were owned by brothers. One evening, while everyone was out at a bar-b-que, one of the hotels burned to the ground...


spinowner wrote:
There was a scientific conference at a hotel. In the middle of the night fire broke out in the rooms of three attendees: one engineer, one chemist and one mathemetician...


Based on this I derive:
Mathematicians = Arsonists
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PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2008 8:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MN_Cavepeople wrote:
I've been looking for funny math jokes to try to divert the attention away from my swamp walking abilities. I've come to the conclusion that there is no such thing as a funny math joke.


My favorite;

Don't drink and derive
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PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2008 2:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are Mathematicians and Statisticians the same? (I'm sure I'll pay for that one...)

Three Statisticians went duck hunting. They were out on the water when a beautiful large duck took off from the weeds and started flying away. The first statistician carefully aimed and took a shot - and missed just high. The second statistician had to shoot quicker as the duck was starting to get away and shot - just missing low. The third statistician said 'Woo hoo! We got him!'
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PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2008 9:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

msteffel wrote:
Are Mathematicians and Statisticians the same?


From my understanding they are not all the same, only 42.96324 % of them are the same. Laughing
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